I left the house earlier than usual as I wanted to hit Terwilliger park knowing it would be jam packed by noon. The drive down into the parking lot revealed I made a bad decision. A corporate challenge orienteering event was taking place and vehicles spilled out into the field. There was a long lineup for the port a potty and people were blocking the road. "What the hell am I doing?" I kept saying under my breath. Large crowds and me don`t get along, especially out on the trails. Which is probably a good reason why nobody would ever see me on a large group ride. Hence "the lone biker."
I got on my bike and disappeared into the hills where I knew there would`t be too many people. The main reason for hitting Terwilliger was wanting to ride Breathless trail again. Once I was across the Henday and on the singletrack I was completely alone... Or so I thought, halfway through the trail there were strange noises in the bush. I figured it must have been a deer or probably an angry grizzly bear. No big deal really.
|edmonton`s version of exposure
|oh fuck me...