Saturday, January 27, 2007

Syncline


This is a trail area in the columbia river gorge ,on the Washington side. A lot of xc people ride up then down but we shuttled some of the trails three times.2000 ft of elevation loss is good. Darren led us on our mad charge down he first trail. Dbl track for a while then it broke out into the green grass and single track that skirted the edge of a cliff. Two spring's ago a rider crashed and fell 400 ft to his death in this area. I was carefull. Then we got to the tech singletrack w/ embeded rocks every where. Was great and i was riding well. Some drop's at the end of the trail made the first run memorable. We had 8 riders but when we we're loading up for run #2 four more showed up. Big groups are fun. Darren led the charge again, this time through a gully trail that had so many rocks it was crazy. I started to feel the weight of my DH bike after i climbed the first (of many) hills. Super challenging trail and i smaked my pedals quite a few times. The last run was the same as the first. The section i liked the most is called "little Moab". Ton's of rock steps' and steep rocky switch backs. I was too tired to be going fast on these kind of rocks. I made a bad line choice and got ejected right over the bars. Hit my head,elbow and hip on rocks. O well. That's how it is sometimes. Great day though.

4 comments:

StageWest said...

cool looking terrain, and some serious exposure along that cliff!

StageWest said...

cool looking terrain, and some serious exposure along that cliff!

PacMan said...

Looks very Hackalicious!!

bombing4x said...

That looks really fun. Pedaling the bighit bike uphill makes you a superhuman gladiator.