I handed the GoPro off to Adam, since I knew I would take it slow and he would be much more interesting.
In the beginning of the video he goes over our adventure briefly. You can read my more detailed posts on in the E-Bike Adventures blog.
This mountain is clearly a hiking trail and going down on a bike was just an intense, rocky, rooty descend.
I walked my bike down a lot of the stuff. I know my limits and got off my bike before gravity made me get off.
This mountain was a little strange and confusing too. There were some little inclines on our descend. At one point I felt lost and I saw Adam looking at the GPS on his phone. He tried to reassure me he wasn’t lost. (Later on he told me he was a little nervous as well)
In the video Adam says how well I was doing. He only thought I was doing well because I wasn’t being vocal about my struggles. I really was struggling very badly. My only thoughts were “I want to go back to the camp.”
At the very end of the video you can see me walking my bike and complaining how tired I was.
Stay tuned for the next post to see us finally journey to the bottom of the mountain!
Here they are, the last two videos of the intense day of biking North Conway!
Let’s start with part 5:
This is a fast downhill ride. Of course Adam is the one wearing the GoPro. (I’m too slow)
Anyway, this ride is the rest of the descend of Black Cap Mountain. This bottom half was much easier to ride. It seemed to smooth out, probably because we are getting lower in elevation. So if you like watching fast downhill mountain biking, this is a good watch!
Here’s part 6:
This video concludes the adventure of Biking North Conway. In the beginning of the video features some fast downhill as we finish the Black Cap Mountain trail. The rest of the video shows some of the mountain bike trails that twist and turn all over the place. These trails are great for riding. They are nice and smooth and much easier than climbing hurricane road, climbing black cap etc. I am not sure what we were thinking.
Adam wants to go back and just focus on the trails that were actually designed for mountain biking. So we shall see!
Unfortunately the GoPro died so we didn’t get to film us riding through town back to the campsite.
I did capture this sweet little view on the way back with my point and shoot. It felt like a treat (even though I didn’t get a great view in the mountains) It was still a great treat!
I will say that once we got back to the campsite, I felt like I was in heaven and that I just conquered the world.
Lucky for me, the campsite was right on a river beach. No one was even on the beach so I had the whole place to myself. I let my skin and bones soak in the sun. I was so sore. This was definitely the craziest ride so far. But this is only our second year with these bikes so here’s to many more!!
Here is our 3rd part of our North Conway adventure!
This is after we crossed the first road from where I left off in the last post. This video features some twists and turns on fairly flat trails. Toward the end of the video we find our way through a strange place with forts, ropes little buildings and then enter the mount Cranmore resort area.
After the video cuts out is where our true adventure begins.
We try to figure out if we want to climb Cranmore right up on the ski trails or go another way. We study google maps and make a quick decision to climb Hurricane Rd, climb up Black Cap mountain off Hurricane Rd, descending down the mountain and somehow make our way to Cranmore.
Unfortunately, I didn’t record climbing the road. But let me tell you, it was absolutely crazy.
The road is a steep seasonal unmaintained mountain road in the White Mountains region in North Conway.
Our ebikes were maxed out on power. We used a lot of our human power to climb this crazy road.
The funny part to me is that we never stopped to take a break and the ebike was powerful enough that we could still chit chat on our climb.
My legs were burning!! I kept thinking to myself,
“I have to climb another mountain and somehow find my way back to our campsite?”
At this point in our trip we were 15 miles away from our campsite, now climbing a mountain road and trying to find the next mountain trail.
I was super nervous about this ride but I kept my mouth shut and just went with the flow.
It took us a while to find the Black Cap mountain trail. We went up and down parts of Hurricane Mt road probably 4 times trying to find the trail. We finally found it, just up the road a little bit from where we were looking.
So now I’m exhausted from the up and down and searching but again, I just kept my mouth shut. I wanted my boyfriend to enjoy himself and not hear any of my personal doubts.
So we finally find the trail for Black Cap mountain and we start the climb. We never even took a break. People on the trail giggled and couldn’t believe what we were doing.
Since it was a hiking trail there were man made steps out of stones and logs so we were literally climbing stairs on our bikes.
After about a 1 mile climb that went up probably another 1,000 feet we made it to a very little, over grown outlook. It was enough for me to hoot holler and celebrate I made it!
We took a break here for probably less than 10 minuets. I snapped a couple photos and handed the gopro off to my boyfriend because it was all downhill from here.
We were about 2,500 feet up in elevation. About 15 miles from our campsite. Our campsite was our next destination.
I’m about to descend the mountain with my legs burning. We don’t know what to expect but I know I’m already tired and extremely sore.
So this may become an 8 part video. I did not record some of the journey so I will describe the ride through my writing.
This video is the beginning of the trail riding. Now let me start this story from the top.
We began by camping on the Saco river in the beautiful North Conway, New Hampshire. This lovely town is settled in the White Mountains. Known for crazy rocky and rooty terrain.
Our plan was to ride our Electric pedal assisted mountain bikes to the mountain biking trail head in the Green Hill forest preserve. The trail head is 2.3 miles away from our campsite.
We began our trip right from the camp site, riding with traffic on a main road into the town of North Conway. We rode our bikes in round abouts, we merged into left lanes and in my mind it was a little sketchy but also kind of fun to see the town from a different perspective other than a car.
We finally get to the trailhead after the 2.3 miles. I’m winded and hot, take my jacket off and chill for a minuet, set up the go pro and we see a man running by. He stops and asks us where we are and if we know where a certain trail was. Unfortunately we don’t know much about the trail so we told him we weren’t so sure and wished him luck. He came from Mount Cranmore. That was our first destination goal. We never saw the jogger again, assuming he made it out okay.
We kind of came up with our destination goals along the way. The whole trip was planned last minute and along the way.
This part one video is about 6 miles of our whole 23 mile ride.
So again. The first 2.3 miles was on the road, which is not in the video. This video features the first 4 miles of trail riding. Stay tuned for more adventures and stories from this crazy adventure!
It was a quiet, dark day in the beautiful New Hampshire. This video above will explain itself how much fun it is. I’m being my fun silly self, all over the place so don’t mind me in the video. At least I crack myself up.
We parked on the side of a random dirt road near this covered bridge. I honestly can’t remember the name of the road we parked on. We walked our dogs up and down before our ride. I don’t ride with my dog anymore after an off leash dog viciously attacked him. It’s much safer if I’m at his level. Its unfortunate but they can still run with us in our woods!
I thought this ride was super scenic and mellow. Being amongst the mountains and little farms was dream land in my eyes. We were cruising at about 14 miles per hour, sometimes 20 at times during our ride.
The only con about this trail were the needles we found in the middle of it!! It was only in one spot thank God. Another good reason I didn’t bring my dog. It is absolutely disgusting and I wish everyone had a love for nature to pick up after themselves and take care of themselves. But we didn’t let that ruin our day!
I feel like Claremont is a special town. It’s a quaint, cute little mountain mill town. It seems like there is a dark cloud above the town though. What I mean by that is we could just feel there was a huge drug problem. Not just from the sight of the needles but riding through, we had a gut feeling.
It still holds magic in there, deep within.
I recommend this trail to anyone. Walk it, run it, ebike it! Just try it out. We did it in the rain and want to go again