Andrew Taylor has graduated – graduated from a school bus to an RV, that is. After living out of his adventure bus full time, the pro mountain biker/vanlifer is moving up in the world of rolling abodes. Earlier in May, AT started his next adventure, the Ultimate 48 State Road Trip. Just like it sounds, AT is driving from state to state checking out the best riding spots each has to offer.
His home on the road is now a fully equipped RV with a motorcycle rack up front and a mega bike rack out back to carry all his Norco rides for each discipline (with a few spots for friends). The RV has a custom wrap job from Identity Grafix based on the artwork of Adam Haynes of Stickfort.
When I saw that AT would be rolling through my home town of Cincinnati, I jumped at the chance to get the crew together and hit the trails. One of the things about living in Cincinnati is that a lot of our best stuff is actually in Kentucky – like CVG airport and Devou Park Trails. Unfortunately, I was on the road down to Asheville when the trail gods finally determined it was dry enough to ride Devou, but a bunch of MTB Haus friends were able to give AT one last go at Kentucky trails.
A few days before AT headed back to Kentucky, we were able to get a ride in at Caesar’s Creek State park in Ohio which happened to be the only trail open that day. Definitely not our most “rad” trail, but it is one of my favorite rugged OG XC trails. AT also had a chance to check out the Premier Health Atrium Medical Center Bike Park and my personal favorite – Ray’s MTB park in Cleveland. Ideally, the weather would have cooperated for some better rides, but such is life in the Midwest lately. Still, it was a great time in the woods and indoors!
Follow AT and check out all 48 states (once they’re completed) on AT’s channel, here.