Joe has been around for a while and we have many acquaintances in common. Joe knows a lot about bikes, racing and is a great asset to the area. He supplied me with a map and I was up late last night studying it carefully.
Today I took care of errands early which meant shopping and getting a Xmas tree. My 9 year old was so excited. At 12:02 I was loaded and ready to drive (?????) down there. It is 10 miles to the trails and it took me 20 minutes without any traffic.
I parked by 2 Bici and rode behind The Coffee House which is kinda next to the bike shop. You go up a very steep kinda sidewalk and from there you hit the trails. I was on the Yellow trail for the most part. and once I got down South I did the Black Trail which is called the out and back. Singletrack was super dry and hard. I had way too much pressure and was running a El mariachi in full rigid mode.
I kept checking the map and things started to make sense. I spent 2 hours on my MTB out there and it felt great to get some upper body workout.
Made it back to the parking lot and chatted a while with Joe before heading back home.
I will be incorporating more of these rides as I get burned out riding on the road. Going on singletrack really is cool and it allows me to get some handling skills down.
|Little buck trying to outrun me.|
|My steel El Mariachi with yes 3x9 drivetrain. So old school|
|This is the coffee house at the corner of Archer and Willowsprings rd.|
|Across the street from Ghostown there is a 7/11|
|Joe's 2bici. Open Sat and Sun in case you need last minute supplies before hitting the trails.|