Alright. This is it. Time to go home. Been a whirlwind for two months. Miss my family. Miss my home. Pretty stoked on the trip though. Aside from working my balls off, I did manage to ride my bike a bunch over 8 weekends.
I got to ride in 5 new states: Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama. I hit about new 15 trail networks and 7 IMBA Epics. I’m glad I blogged to remember all these places or else they’d poof into the bowels of my poor memory.
My last ride in the ATL was Chicopee Woods. Not sure what took me so long to ride here, but it was worth the wait, and definitely icing on the cake. It’s well-maintained singletrack nirvana. Such a fun, flowy network. I did the clockwise outer loop consisting of Tortoise and White Tail, and did the two inner loops – Copper Gap and Flying Squirrel. There are two funny climbs called “champagne climb”and “granny climb” but they aren’t any harder or longer than the climbing you’ll find on Copper Gap. The loop was about 13 miles total. Flying Squirrel is the highlight of the loop, with some of the fastest, ripper singletrack of the network, while Copper Gap is very similar, but with steeper climbs and descents and slightly more tech.
I didn’t ride Red Tail or the newer Coyote Loop across street. I flatted towards the end of the ride and decided that was that. I was ready to have one final Sweetwater IPA with Chris in the parking lot. Lotsa great memories. On to the next. Give the bike a shower. Box it up. Drop it at the UPS Store. Start planning the next adventure…