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.
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
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.
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