Thursday, August 13, 2009
King of the mountain.
Well at least a small hill. Using Squirrels advise I finally was able to make it up the switchback on rollercoaster. As everyone knows the not bike walking factor makes a trail a lot more fun. After this great achievement and a full lap through center trails (13 miles) I headed for the taco ride. I jumped stuff in denmans that I haven't tried before and made it over all the logs (missing the very large one at the beginning) with this new found confidence (in mountain biking confidence not pride come before a fall, pride comes after a good fall) I was moving a lot faster and way too fast in just one corner where my front wheel slid in the tacky mudish stuff. If you've ever slid a front tire and 16 or so you know the result of that. There is mud on my shoulder, leg, helmet, butt, handlebars etc. However I got right back on the bike and managed to catch back up to the group. A faster run through Squirrels nest put me into the weeds but not to bad (pedal strike into a ledge) I headed up hillside with Kent, so after the top of the hill I was riding by myself (He is way too fast) got another 14 miles in and after a chain pulling/prying repair (not my bike) headed out for tacos.