Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Pumpkin Spiced Trail Tales

 A bit of a disappointment of a ride which I have nobody to blame but myself, but a rather large crescendo of shit occurred at the trailhead which quickly doomed a potential "gooder."

Parking at Cameron Heights turned to hell as they had the area blocked off all thanks to a drilling rig and or pipeline coming into the area.  I turned back and drove across the river to return and park at the gravel road that someone deemed a parking lot sometime ago.

What do you know? It's closed to parking too.

Frustratingly I backed up to get back into the Henday to drive into the houses in Cameron Heights. I did not see the big post behind the Jeep which hit my ever so precious and then the Jeep.

Wow. Two strikes with one blow. Epic. I had to take the bike off to get past the post. Luckily no damage to bike or Jeep was evident.

Or was it?

Once riding I noticed the handlebars were off, I tried straightening over and over but to no avail. I thought the carbon bars were bent but quickly slapped myself for thinking carbon would bend without shattering into a million pieces.

The entire ride I thought something was seriously wrong with the bike. Was it? Or was it a preconceived notion garnered from earlier crashing bike and Jeep into pole earlier?

I never got out of Terwillegar. I was done.

The trails were simply magical, a bloody shame having to leave such an awesome riding opportunity.

white escalade driving cross fit women would completely lose their shit if they saw this place

Quarry Me With Drop Bars Baby

The second ride on the Polish wonder bike and I am not crippled. *high fives self.  It was an exploratory type of ride today as a new bridge...