I have most of the week off so I called Jamie and We gathered a few hardcore riders and headed for the Gorge. We love riding Syncline in the winter because it's frozen and hardly anyone is there. Today was a bit more than frozen. Probably 4 or 5 inches of the white stuff at the top. It made seeing rocks and things like that a bit more difficult. 10 min int the ride Jamie crashed and tweaked his leg. Twisted it weird I guess, so he was walking the rest of the way down. Mangus crashed hard and hurt his thumb, but who use's thumb's anyway. We made our way down and had a great time with almost crashes and crashes. Derek got extra points for pinning it most of the way. When we got to the bttom Frisco was waiting and ready to go, so we headed back up. Mangus, Jake and Derek hit Coyote Canyon and Frisco ,T-mac and I did the main line again. I finally fell in a rocky section and Frisco fell like 3 times that I saw, but he was going for it hard so it was expected. Epic day for sure and it look's like Jamie will be sitting out for a few weeks again.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Some of my favorite trails are in SW Washington. Winter is the best time because everything else is under snow or too muddy or under snow. The trail builders spend so much time making and clearing trail that the riding is always perfect. I've been riding this zone since 2001 and I'm not tired of it yet.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 02, 2009
It's cold,dark and wet. at least it's not raining. It was just Jamie and I tonight and that was ok. We pedaled the wet , muddy ( in places) section of forrest park that I only frequent in the winter. Forrest Park is the largest city park in the nation. Yes, bigger than Central Park in New York. but it has no single track for bikes. That may change someday, but for now the law abiding mountain bikers ride the fire lanes when in Forrest Park. At night it's almost like single track. So my Bianchi Single speed had a wimpy rear cog and I didn't have another for the tame hills at F.P. so I improvised. I ended up with a 32/13 which is a stupid ratio but I could ride. It was typical for the F.P. ride. Muddy on the German Town road end and dry after. Heard some Coyotes and that was wierd. I can't believe I've written this much about Forrest Park. Funny. Anyway...I bent the cog or tooth or sompin so the last mile of our 10 mile ride I had to walk. O well. Fun ride and not as cold as I thought it would be. Looking forward to the next Wed night Pedal.