I've been away from passion for a while now, but after last weekend's ride, I'm back.
Thursday. Getting an early start to a the weekend. Beautiful weather. We pulled into Tsali about noonish and went right to the trailhead. We started with about a five mile fire road climb to B-Gap, then a left, a quick hike a bike, then nice singletrack climbing.
Does anyone recognize this gang hand sign? Look closely, I bet a few of you remember.
The downhill begins and places involuntary smiles on our faces.
The downhill would not stop. OK, I lied, it stopped eventually where we picked up a forest service road to climb to another B-Gap. Serious tech here mainly DH, but one tough up move between the rocks. We were riding a ridge with great views to both sides. Then comes the steep downhill section…. steeper than it looks.
The day ended with 25 miles and 6400 feet vertical climbing.
Friday. Got an early start to the next trail. This trail used to be a secret, sort of anyway.
Steep, rocky. Call it strocky.
Pretty creek to boot.
Nice catch! Don’t let that bike get scratched up!
Friday’s stats: 23 miles, 3500 feet climbing (we shuttled some DH that day). The day ended and one of the most nasty, repulsive farts ever to be cut made its debut. Believe it or not, the people camping next to us were playing guitar and singing religious songs, but after this fart they turned in. Coincidence? Maybe.
Saturday. Another gorgeous day in paradise. We’ve got lots of riding to do with some steep and sustained climbing.
Techy rock garden.
There were lots of rock slabs, dirt, roots, and scree.
Did I mention it was a beautiful day?
Back at the campground. Better to be safe then sorry.
25 miles and 5300 feet climbing. That night, a celebrity paid us a visit. M-U-M stopped by to chat a while. M-U-M, what was that you whispered into my friend’s ear? He has not been the same since!
Sunday. Time for an easy day. Off and on my thoughts drift to sleeping in my own bed this night. While the rest of us were philosophizing about metaphysics and cornbread, striker took a quick spin.
We start with lots of climbing. Not too easy, but not too hard. Then the downhills.
The weekend was drawing near an end and we were getting a little jumpy.
No need to go through the water and mud, just hop over the creek gap.
Last log of the day.
Sunday ended with an easy 15 miles and only 3000 feet climbing.
All done. We rode 85 miles or so and had a great time. The trip reminded me of some things I like about mountain biking, but sometimes forget. Friends, trails, shared pain, and stories to tell.
Results 1 to 16 of 16
Thread: Ride recap with ~P~I~C~S~