Thursday, January 03, 2008

Last ride of 2007

Flying J, Mtn Rider, Dirka and I headed to the hills for one last ride of this year. It was wet, cold and snowing. Hiked to the top and rode a new-ish trail that was really fun. Turns, rollers. Berm city. I heard they’re going to keep it going all the way down and do some races on it. That would be sweet having some grass roots racing around. We rode that to Dino’s re -route to bonzi to old Sickter gnar down to Basic. I was cruising down sickter think maybe I would skip the drop to gap since I was riding on snow. I stopped to look at the ladder and saw that a tree had fallen and chopped it in half. Ouch! I couldn’t tell when I was riding up , so that would have been crazy to ride up on it to find out it was broken. Look before you leap.
Mtn Rider guinea pigged another stunt on the evolving Sunday Stroll trail. Snow on the ground,snow on the ladder, snow on the landing. He had to start on the road and pedal into the first jump( gap) and then onto the ladder to the drop. The gap after the ladder was not huge but riding on the snow covered ladder made it slow I think. He nailed both landings right on the edge and said he was sketchy on the bridge. Looked good to me. It was a short day since we we’re freezing, wet and freezing. Highlight of the day was Freezing J. He was changing out of his wet clothes (all of them) when I noticed a woman in the vehicle right beside him. Oops. Guess we’ll be calling him Naked J for awhile. ( no pic’s of that)


bombing4x said...

The good weather has arrived apparently!

Inchy said...

It sounds like Scotland during a particularly nice summer!