I finally made it to Snow Summit (big Bear, California). Wow!
I wasn't sure if I'd like it, so I got the single ride ticket with the understanding I could upgrade.
I first rode 2N10 east. It was mostky a fire road and not too technical. I kept things slow and enjoyed the scenery. What is not fire road is paved street with a little uphill work. This is good for beginners. I could have challenged myself by going faster, but opted for a more technical trail for the next run.
I then upgraded to the day pass and spent the rest of the day on 2N10 west/Coyotee/Knickerbacher/Towne Trail. It is 4 miles long, mostly fire road, but about 33% singletrack. This was more technical in terms of rocks, debris and curves. There were a couple of spots where one could "get air." I wasn't one. There were two puddle crossings. I let the bike do all the work and it did just fine. There was also a bit of uphill. This really took it out of me due to the altitude.
I spent the night at a nearby hotel and then did 2 more runs before heading home.
Strava says my best time for the 4 miles was 12.8 mph. (KOM is like 19.) However, it really felt like I was closer to 30!
I can't wait to go back.
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