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Second day of the Philippi/Moe’s weekend, and it was hot! Not only was it ‘temperature hot, but it was also one of the more active races this town has seen in a while. Thad’s course had only praise spoken about it; everyone seemed to be enjoying the town, and the company of cyclists abound, and people were excited to come back next year in 2011!

I was fortunate enough to get to the top of the course before the race started, and worked my way down, shooting video the entire way.

After the race, I went around, asking riders and spectators alike, what they thought of the race, the town, and overall questions about cycling in West Virginia. Everyone was very supportive and love what is going on in the area.

I saw more people  from the Western Maryland Wheelmen, and PGH Racing, these guys are everywhere. Joey Riddle, and the whole JBS squad was out in their attire, and of course tons of Morgantownians/WVU cycling peeps were racing. Good times.

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If you were not able to attend anything in Philippi this weekend, ¬†make sure you are able to make it next year, I’m sure you won’t regret it!

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Went to Philippi, WV today and tried to get some coverage on the Barbour DeTour. End results? I was schooled by Gunnar Shogren on digital camcorders; wearing bike shorts instead of bringing a change of clothes, and the history of the local races in Philippi. Great times. I was also fortunate enough to meet up with a few of the pghracing guys who are a blast to talk to. If you live in West Virginia, I suggest to get to Philippi next time they have a race! In Fact, WVMBA #6 is tomorrow! Hope to see you there!

All in all, there were racers from at least four or five states other than WV, and everyone seemed to enjoy it. I’m excited for the kind of liveliness that has been seen in this year’s race series!

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Well, that's Philippi for 'ya...

Went on a ride in Phillipi today, and it struck me as such a fun ride that I am going back tomorrow. Not too many trails do this to me, so I thought it would be worth noting that Thad’s Singletrack in Philippi WV = top notch.

As JR Petsko says:

Six mile loop with single and double track leading you out along the beautiful Tygart River, this will warm you up for the first climb. You will then dump onto single track for a piece and then onto more double track and into the second climb which is mostly single track with two switchbacks at the top you will then start down some seriously fun double track leading to yet more technical signal track. In this section there are some rock gardens and trees to cross and finally a mad dash to the start/finish area.

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