Wednesday, February 17, 2021

Incredi-Snow




I did try my best to make the title of this one reflective of the awesome snow conditions that are out there right now. I do believe I failed as the title is quite lame but you know what? I guess I don't really care. Call this a bad attitude from returning to work after a rather decent set of rides. Yes they were short but it was a tad chilly.

Millcreek pool upper lot took me out where I headed eastbound in what felt like an overly frigid valley. I stayed low to leave MillCreek and seriously contemplated on turning around as I was chilled to the bone and it did not feel like it would let up. I seriously wondered if the cold from the Polar Vortex (I just love typing that name) had decided to hangout in the valley for a little bit before leaving.

I took the Bird House trail and soon found the climb up on Holy Trail where mid Ewok was ridden. By that point in the ride I was nice and comfortable and between the snow conditions and the bike and myself feeling fine I'd say this one was quite great. 

The valley is in some of the best conditions I have ever seen in the middle of Winter. 

I took Andre's after Caddytrack and retraced mine and Kent's planned ride on Monday. The Ride up Low  Class and Higher Education to connect with Snake Back is a great way to connect the dots back to Dawson. The ride down Snake Back was insanely sketchy as my front brake is no more as I need to bleed my crappy SRAM brakes yet again. Yes having no front brake on that steep and loose snow covered trail was a real crap fest and I do not recommend anyone doing that. Yes I was aware I had no brake after Mondays ride and wanted to ride more than I wanted to repair it. 

Dawson park singletrack was taken before crossing that absolute beauty of a blue bridge and I crossed my tracks going the other way on mid Ewok.  The high side singletrack trails (as I like to call them) aka The Trap were ridden as the ride soon came to an end. 

The best ride of the set off kids.

i really don't get why they do this? just put up some signs warning people cause they will go anyways

the lonebiker is always at one with nature. thanks for your concern about the poor state of the tire, that was my rear and i moved it to the front, it was patched with rubber glue and rubber patches on the inside, new tires are coming but most likely won't be used until next season, these should carry me through till the end of this season *he nervously types



 

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