I spent the morning yesterday riding the Southside Trail along WV's New River, between the tiny communities of Cunard and Thurmond. Communities throughout the NRG once bustled with activity during the height of the coal and railroad era; today, they either have crumbled in decay, or are host to tourists carrying cameras, or bikers, hikers, and rafters. Railroad depots have been turned into museums or visitor centers. Rail lines were abandoned or became bike paths. In the case of the Southside Trail, only the northern 1/3 of the trail is very well maintained. That part is a true rail trail. Most of the rest has become narrow, rocky, tree roots jutting out, old railroad ties exposed. I rode the whole thing into Thurmond, then pedaled back to my car, a 15.7 mile out and back trip. I carried both the X30 and X-T1, but the X30 got most of the work. While the IQ isn't in the same league as the X-T1, I am finding the X30 gets the lion's share of use these days. There's just a lot to like about the camera. In my eyes, the X30 is a worthy Serious Compact.