Sunday, August 03, 2008
Are We Going Uphill or Downhill?
The Greenbrier River Trail is a converted railroad roadbed. This means that it has gentle curves, and no steep sections. The trail generally runs downhill from north to south, at no more than a 1% grade. about four miles of the trail at Marlinton is paved asphalt, and the rest of the trail is well-packed gravel, with little to no potholes or surprises. For comparison, the trail is smoother and much less hilly than the Newport News Park loop trail.
You need a bike with fat tires, but not necessarily a mountain bike. Debbie used her hybrid bike, with tires in-between a mountain bike and a road bike. Also required for the challenge, and recommended otherwise is a bike helmet.
Posted by Jeff H. at 10:21 PM