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
This ride was one of the first in the season, as you can see with the snow in spots. Surprisingly this spring was a dry one so we could ride this state park with no problem!
This ride, being one of the first for me was exhausting! People may say you don’t get as much exercise with an e-bike, but for me it is plenty. I can still ride up the hills with a little assistance (from my pedal assist motor) and still get my heart rate going. I just don’t have to walk the bike. I rarely ever walk the bike, which makes these bikes that much more awesome. It’s all about the ride and if you want a good enduro through ride but you’re not sure if you’re in the best shape, an e-bike is where it’s at.
This ridge ride was thrilling and challenging. I had adrenaline pumping through my system. That may have also been why it felt like a workout. I highly recommend this ride. I’m not even sure if my bike can legally ride here but there are no signs telling me not to. Hopefully that doesn’t make me a bad person, I’m just here to ride and have fun!!