Path Boss: Cleansing Bennett Hole’s Hike-a-Bike

Jeff Lenosky shreds one other bucket record path to items—together with the “unrideable” bits.

On this episode of Trail Boss, an MTB Mission video sequence wherein Jeff Lenosky seeks out and cleans unrideable trails, the trials driving legend set his sights on the massive mountains of western North Carolina. “It’s my favourite place to journey in North America,” mentioned Lenosky of the half-million-acre Pisgah Nationwide Forest, residence to a lot of the area’s high driving.

Of the lots of of miles of wildly technical path crisscrossing Pisgah’s numerous peaks, ridges and valley bottoms, one path, Bennett Gap, has been on Lenosky’s radar for a while. And whereas the path’s supreme mixture of high-speed move and chunky technical descending is what attracts most riders—and certain accounts for its 4.8-star rating—Lenosky’s curiosity was piqued by one thing else: “There’s this actually rocky, actually rooty, very steep climb that lots of people say is a hike-a-bike,” he defined. “I took that as a problem.”

Prepared so as to add Bennett Hole to your to-do record? Watch the video above to scout Lenosky’s strains earlier than heading over to MTB Mission for all of the maps, images and path data that you must conquer this Pisgah Nationwide Forest basic.

Comply with trials driving champion Jeff Lenosky on his quest to wash the nation’s hardest trails. Trail Boss S2:E4

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