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Video | Rob J Heran Rides “The Mine” in Kentucky

Canyon and ION sponsored rider Rob Heran ust came back from a somewhat unusual trip for the off season, instead of flying to NZ, South America or somewhere else warm, it took them to freezing cold Kentucky, here’s the story.

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We haven´t been the first ones underground but everyone else seemed to have turned a blind eye on the insane trail network. 45 trails on 325000 square ft, there´s pure gold underneath the mountain

The lights cast an eery glow over the jumps and trails like a starlit sky.
The lights cast an eery glow over the jumps and trails like a starlit sky.

It´s called Off Season for a reason, the Alps are covered with snow and we´d usually go somewhere south and warm to get some riding in. This trip was somehow different, when we landed in Louisville we were welcomed by a raging snow storm and the harshest winter Kentucky has seen for 15 years: -24 degrees / -11 Fahrenheit, Car wrecks lay scattered over the main highways, shops were closed. Just like i would imagine Armageddon.

Rob makes his Canyon Spectral 29er look like a DJ bike.
Rob makes his Canyon Spectral 29er look like a DJ bike.
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Could there be a better place to hide than an abandoned Mine with mild temperatures all year round, perfectly built trails and a coffee shop?

Warning, after watching this you might want to grab a shovel and dig a hole in your garden.

Words & Photos: Sebastian Doerk