Well, i've been in DE for over a week now and i have managed to get out for a ride at the local spot. "Brandywine" is about 3.5 miles up the road from me, and is touted as one of the best Wilmington-area riding spots. The locals claim it has ~28miles of trails.
My latest ride is charted in the pasted pic, GoogleEarth kml available at request. I met up with a local and we did about 9.5 miles in 1.5hours. The ride was mostly hardpack/loose-over-hard but we did hit "the most technical trail" which consisted of a few rock gardens with rocks about watermelon sized. The local walked these, i rode right over them
There were (surprisingly) some long climbs there, and some extended, super fun downhills. The trails are pretty open and the rocks/roots are far enough apart that cheap airs are easy and abundant. Lastly, the terrain changes alot, and some of the wide open "sound of music" settings were pretty freakin' sweet. Also note that a lot of the ride follows along the Brandywine Creek, which is pretty nice.
Over the weekend i headed up to Albany to meet some friends. We rode SMBA trails in Saratoga, NY on Friday night, Yokun Ridge in Lenox, MA on Saturday (epic ride!), then we hit up "Jungle Habitat" in NJ on the way back South (relentless baby head sized rocks). Big riding weekend.
I also demo'd a Yelli Screamy for Saturday and i will soon be a 29er HT convert.
Tonight i am heading out to "Middle Run/White Clay", which has been described as "a giant pumptrack". I'm sure a 29er HT would be a better bike than my 5.5" Turner Spot, but i will make do. I'll try to get better pics/updates for the future.