Enjoy the Shoulder Season.

The trails on Mt Peg in Woodstock, VT, have come a long way. I remember when they were just rake and ride trails that tightly twisted up the hill from High Street. The Woodstock Inn and Resort has recently (the last two years) started to put in new trails on the vast amount of land they own on Mt Peg. With help from the community and trail builders like Nick Mahood and Gavin Vaughan, the network has quickly become one of the best in the area. It’s being showered with snow as I right this post, but make a point to ride Cloud Drop, Charlies, and Hard Style next spring when you dust off your mountain bike.

In this short edit, Gavin talks about savoring the last moments of the riding season. Late October in Vermont normally presents frozen trails, snow and leafy conditions but with 4 + months of winter right around the corner it’s best to get out and enjoy the Shoulder Season.

Gavin graciously let me follow him around one late October afternoon to film this quick edit. I wanted to highlight how far the trails on Mt Peg have come and the general vibe of the Shoulder Season. It’s also important to note that during this video, Gavin was nursing a broken collar bone and scaphoid bone. He crashed earlier this year while racing and EWS (Enduro World Series) race in Ainsa, Spain, and wasn’t able to schedule surgery until later in December. He has been been sending me Strava Uh-Oh emails ever since he got back from Spain. The man is crazy.

Once the snow melts, I plan to spend a lot more time riding these trails and encourage you to do the same!



Written and filmed by,

Ansel Dickey

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