Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Weekday Night Ride

A couple times now Tim and I have been able to slip in some night rides during the week at The Woodlot.

We have had a bit of practice at night riding so we know what bring as far a lights and how long the trails take to ride etc. In other words night riding is almost becoming second nature for us as a part of 'the ride experience'.

Tonight we hit Krazy Karpenter, Blood Donor, Giant Killer Snakes and Ladders and Shotgun.

Twilight at the top

Karpenter was insanely grippy with the dry weather we have had lately. The log ride at the top of the trail was the easiest I have ever seen it due to the dry wood. Further down though the trail is in rough shape in spots with broken rung and features but over all, the trail rocked tonight.

Blood Donor was fun. I was on my big bike (Ollie) and most of the trail was eaten up under its 8" of suspension. I was not fully in the groove so I skipped several of the bigger features on the trail.

Giant Killer was a hoot and the trail work completed on the trail day is holding up well.

Snakes and Ladders was mint and flowed well. Unlike our last night ride where we ran into some fallen trees, the trail was completely clear after the work I had done on the weekend. The trail is holding up to the traffic well and should be good for the season with a few tweaks here and there.

Shotgun was a hoot. The full moon made for some wicked views in the clear cut. Great ride topped off with an ice cold beverage at Tim's van.

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