I've been dying to get my bike off of the pavement since I got it 3 weeks ago and I finally got the chance today. This was my first trip into the woods on a bike ever, and I just started riding a bike again when I got this one.
I had the best time I've had in a long long time
Ever since I sold my drag car I've been looking for a hobby to take its place, and i think I may have found my new addiction. The feeling when you start building some speed, coming around a few turns and through some dips was awesome!
I went to HP because i would be heading in that direction today any how. Obviously I don't have anything to compare it to so I'm wondering how it compares to some other places, difficulty and layout wise? It's almost all rock and root, and a lot of short climbing sections, is everywhere like this? I live very close to Lynn Woods and Topsfield is close too. I would also like to get out to nam.
I feel like I did pretty well for my first time out. I did have to get off the bike a few times for some of the rockier climbs, and at a couple smaller bridges in some techy areas but for the most part I was able to navigate fairly well. I learned a few things too though,
1. Wear my shin/knee Guards. ( the marks on my leg from loosing footing will remind me)
2. Pedal timing practice is absolutely critical...lol I definitely marked them up a bit.
3. My hydration pack was my best buy to date aside from the bike.
4. Baggy shorts can get caught on the front of the seat when trying to slide rearward for downhill sections.
Bottom line is I cannot wait to get out again, and to get to some more of the local trails to check them out. I hope to meet lots of you guys along the way.
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