Saturday, July 30, 2011

Sloppy Saturday

the trails to fort edmonton footbridge, where does the left one go?
 I love how the non-mountain biking public always try to cheer me up when they haven't the foggiest idea of what they are talking about. People tell me about the weather forecast and how it's supposed to be nice and say "well at least you can finally get some riding in with the nice weather were going to have." I reply with "it's going to be shit out there" and they look at me with a puzzled look on their face like I just insulted their intelligence. I know some of those people read this here blog and are now thinking all sorts of bad things about me but....

... to a giant middle finger saying "piss off commoners"
I appreciate it. No really, I do. It's just I knew heading out today what I was going to find.... And I did. Anything under the cover of trees is pretty much written off, and will be for a while. The condition of the river valley is the worst I've seen in a long time. From what I hear from the weather expert chumps is August is going to be pretty much the same.

looking at the camera frumpy cause damn....look at this shit!
 The river valley gave way from mosquitoes to dragonflies today. The route on a busy valley day (hey it was beautiful) took me from Mill Creek to the Fort Edmonton footbridge and back to Hawrelak where Heritage days was in full swing boring thousands of poor souls. I crossed the river and climbed up and entered Mckinnon ravine where an attempt at the great singletrack was met with pure frustration. I ended up turning around and riding down the trails next to the paved ones where the mud didn't attack you in droves. I think if I had an Edmonton trail conditions graph in the sidebar of this site, instead of reading "wet and muddy' it would read "completely and totally fucked"cause that's what it is. After Mckinnon I hightailed it back to Mill Creek on the north side of the river.

Happy, happy, joy, joy....

the entity that is heritage days
don't worry, soon it will be covered in snow...

Happy Saturday