11 October 2009

Powhite

Second group ride of the weekend at Powhite Park. I will get back to Powhite , but here's the deal. I have been planning for months to do a self -supported trip of the Great Allegheny Passage and the C&O Canal. That's about 334 miles from McKeesport, PA to Georgetown, VA. As of two weeks ago the trip was just going to be two days and 184 miles of the C&O Canal and as of this past Thursday it got axed because my riding partner could not get out of work this week. Hope to try again in a couple of weeks, if not it will be April of next year.

So I had taken off from work for the week and the wife is loaded with her work, so we made a deal with group rides and one S24O ( look that up if you need to) or a overnight faskpacking trip.

Back to Powhite! Powhite park is an urban park in the City Of Richmond located across the street from a Hospital. You have to love that! It is a small park with a network of about 4.5 miles of trails. Look here for a map http://gpstrailsource.com/Maps.aspx?MapID=11Park Map

Metro put the ride on and Monkey, Petrol, DavidR and myself put in a two hour ride in. The thing I like about Powhite is it has something for everyone. There are hill climbs, rock gardens, a half-pipe, fast single track and the list could go on. Here is a little technical feature
It might not look like much from my sorry picture but this was a big tree and the ramp lead to a downhill and a left turn once you cleared the ramp.

Fun was had by all and I hope to get back soon. This is a great place to ride in the city and you can link this ride to the trails down at the river.

1 comment:

Dan O said...

That 300+ mile trip sounds like a cool adventure.