My new Salsa Pony Rustler in VA’s Grayson Highlands Park

This past weekend, me and a few of my friends went out to Virginia’s Grayson Highlands and rode the Mount Rogers loop on the north side of the park. The trail starts with Scales Rd, a logging truck grade road that is 1500 ft over the course of 4 miles. The remainder of the trail system is a 14 mile uni-directional loop on top of the park’s bald in the shadow of Mount Rogers’ peak. The terrain is pretty much all rocks, 6-8″ rocks, with several water crossings and, of course, wild ponies. It is dope. This bike is dope. Calvin Berger was there. He was dope. I’m not dope, but here are some dope photos. I hope to go back maybe this summer and incorporate a little bit of full squish bikepacking since there is no shortage of camp sites out there.

-Jared

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Salsa Cycles’ Newest Shred Sled

This past weekend Salsa released their latest bike, the Journeyman. Though we are going to call it the Journeydog. It is an extremely versatile platform for those looking for a bike that can do it all: trail, gravel, pavement, touring, overnights, bikepacking, commuting, whatever! There are also 6 different build options. There is a drop bar 650b 8-speed (pictured and in the shop), a flat bar 650b 8-speed , a flat bar 700c 8-speed, a drop bar 700c 8-speed, drop bar 700c 9-speed w/ carbon fork, and, finally, a drop-bar 650b 9-speed w/ carbon fork build. This is such a huge move for Salsa, and we couldn’t be more excited about having the opportunity of getting these extremely fun and capable bikes to a much wider audience. Check out the photos and come by the shop for a test ride!