|eyeing a switchback on rowland trail
|my halloween contribution... a dead bird, yah that's right
I gave the middle finger to work today and ventured out on what was hopefully going to be the longest run of the year.
I had planned on doing a Science park to Terwillegar park and return to Science park ride but in the theme of this year it didn't happen. It was still a big ride nonetheless.
I took a very slow pace knowing I had a long way to go and would have to return the same distance. The thought of bonking because of no energy really played with my head.
|giving up on terwillegar, I crossed the bridge at hawerlak and ventured home
The other contributing factor to a slow pace was the amount of pictures I took. A total of 68, I know I had more on other rides but today I even annoyed myself by all the stops. It was an exquisite day out there and I was motivated. Like the picture of the dead bird.... Beauty!
It's a shame about not doing the full ride. I wanted this badly to cap off a rough year, this would have made things a bit better when I look back on twenty- eleven. I guess it doesn't really matter cause it was a darn good ride even though I didn't make it. I hit Rowland, Ewok, Mackinnon, and all the other good stuff. Mostly on the south side. Once I came through Mackinnon I rode paved (ya, I know) pretty much all the way back to the Science park.
With November approaching tomorrow the thought of long end to end rides seem to be fading away, maybe I have a chance next weekend if work doesn't get in the way....
|the climb out of the valley
|the future home of a new park served by a funicular that will bring people down
to the valley so they can complain about all the mountain bikers.... oh joy
|the final push home through the science park