Tuesday, March 10, 2015
On the climb I looked back to see two riders pedaling up so I slowed down to see who it was and possibly ride with someone new. It's not always that you see people out riding at 4pm on these trails. It turned out to be Nat that I met earlier in the year and another gentleman that I've run into a few time on the trails. I made sure Tilly was behaved and not chewing on them and we decided to ride Trail Dweller, the new trail that 'Heads Up' and finally OSR.
I was on my Trance today because I have the suspension on my Rune getting the once over. I was only in cruise mode when riding, but I nearly rode my fastest ever down a trail or two today....weird.
It was a nice quick ride and great to do a quick lap with new people.
Saturday, February 21, 2015
I had a short amount of time to ride so Thornhill was my choice today. It has been dry lately so I figured I'd take the dog and enjoy a rip and she'd get some much needed exercise.
It appears that the city has had a trail crew go along Bear Ridge Trail because most of the puddles and muddy spots have been worked on. It was nice to see that someone other that me had been working on making the trail run a little drier.
I crossed paths with at least a dozen people; most with dogs. I was even passed near the bottom of the road climb by a couple guys shuttling, but I passed them at the top when they were gearing up. I really don't think shuttling is any quicker on thus trail system.
I rode Trail Dweller which is freaking awesome with the new dirt work and then back up OSR to the bottom.
I knew I was riding at a good pace but didn't think I'd dropped 4 seconds off my previous time.
I officially nabbed the quickest time down OSR.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
|Tied for KOM|
|Happy dog after running free in the forest|
Saturday, February 14, 2015
|Hitting the drop on Giant Killer|
|The Rock Roll on Shotgun|
Friday, February 13, 2015
|The south towards Mt. Baker|
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
After the interview I headed up OSR with a shovel to clear out some sections of trail that needed drainage work and rode down to the bottom and headed home.
I sincerely hope that the irresponsible actions of the person laying the logs and debris on the trails stops without innocent people getting hurt.
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Tilly and I went for a spin today on Bear Mtn.
It was raining lightly, but just enough to make gortex and merino wool mandatory items.
I climbed up BTLC and then up the road. The good times were had on Wasp, Lorax, Smoke n Bobo, then back up to Jolly Rancher.
When done I was soaked and Tilly was the dirtiest she's ever been. It was a damn good ride.
Sunday, February 08, 2015
|27.5", 26", 24"|
Tuesday, February 03, 2015
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Someone went through some great effort to put logs and branches across the trail in 5 different spots. It's the fact that people can easily get hurt due to the thoughtless actions of this saboteur that upsets me. Kids, hikers, horseback riders, dog walkers, bikers can all be injured by this persons actions. I have removed all the obstacles, taken pictures, called the police, called the city and called the local newspaper. I hope this stops without anyone getting hurt.
|Golden Ears (with no snow)|
|A tranquil fern lined forest|
One happy dog at the end of our ride.
Friday, January 23, 2015
I was basically riding in rivers down most of the trails. The trails up Thornhill really aren't designed for wet weather traffic. Today's ride revealed where the trails I rode require some help with drainage.
Sunday, January 18, 2015
|NEVER LINE YOUR TRAILS WITH LOGS|
|NEVER LINE YOUR TRAILS WITH LOGS|
It was somewhat windy when I started but it picked up once I was in the trees.
I decided to cut my ride short when a small branch hit me on the shoulder (a bit of a wake-up call).
Sunday, January 11, 2015
|The layers of mist in the mountains.|
Friday, January 02, 2015
|The boys fixing a flat|
|The sign at the top of Luge|