Saturday the weather was cloudy and misty. We rode out to Waterfall Glen and were able to get in a solid 30 miles of riding.
Sunday was another story. We arrived at training camp at 9 am and did two loops of the coveted yellow trail. The trail was swampy with leaves and water everwhere.
It was warm and we quickly had to adjust clothing with temps hovering around the 60's. The forest was packed with people walking, running and riding. We then did our climbing on some ravine area, then 10 sets of the stairs. The weather was looking ominous. Jakey la Cruz and A.G. took off for work.
Dereek von Weider and I decided to check out some double track and that is what we did. The Doubletrack was great. It went thru some prairies and it reminded us of some B roads in our glorious state of Iowa. We reached the end of the road and walked knee deep in water with our bikes on our shoulders.We tried figuring out where we were and then the storm start to brew in earnst.
We then got on a paved road to head back to the car and all hell broke loose.
The storm chased us in full fury mode with tremendous winds, lightning and breaking limbs off trees. I kept thinking I would get hit by flying debris while I completely spun out my 34x18 at 25mph.
We made it to the car and loaded up the bikes in an incredible downpour. We sat in the Subaru drenched while we tried to defog the windshield. The car would shake violently until it warmed up. We drove home dodging downed branches and puddles. We were glad to have ridden that doubletrack since it know opens all sorts of possibilities.
More to come.
|Sunday was wet and cool. Perfect riding conditions. Photo courtesy Dereek von Weider Productions.|
|Dereek's Singular Kite. Built on Friday and beat to shit on Saturday and Sunday.|
|My incredible Gunnar Ruffian with Luxy Bars.|
|Sir Jakey La Cruz followed by Dereek|
|He would overdress and later pay for it.|
|A.G with her trusty Karate Mucker|
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and when you think it sucks out there get dressed anyway and enjoy the hell out of it!