In my quest to broaden my mountain biking horizons, I try to go to a few new places every year. Last year, I rode in a bunch of spots from Maine to Vermont to New York to Arizona. I'm hoping to get a lot more new places this year. First on the list is Oneonta, NY, close to Cooperstown and the Baseball Hall of Fame. The mtbr forums mentioned a lot of trail work being done in recent years in a spot near the Oneonta High School. I really didn't know exactly where I was going because I couldn't find a map online. Luckily, I made my own:
I'm sure that will be very helpful for everybody.
The trails were pretty sweet, actually. The guys at the Oneonta Mountain Bike Club have done a great job of getting the trails together. They're flowy, with nice ups and downs, stream crossings, wall rollovers and wooden bridge features. There's also a few jumps and banked turns to encourage some high speed stuff. It rides like a mini version of Pine Hill Park without all that terrain.
I made a video of my ride, using the GoPro chest harness. It creates a cool look, but when I was climbing and trying to apply some pressure to the front wheel, the camera just pointed straight down. And when I was on a downhill out of the saddle, I was kind of bent over, so the camera just pointed straight down. In fact, the only time you can see the trail in front of me is when I'm sitting and spinning on flat ground. I guess I'll have to go with a helmet mount when I do the Single Speed USA Race at Stowe in July.
Anyway, here's the video: