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Thursday, October 1, 2009

More good news on the riding front

Beautiful Fall weather has finally hit. 75 degree weather, sun, and dry trails. Excellent. Have been out riding every day this week. Even got caught in an unintentional night ride last night. I met up with Matt, who arrived a few minutes late. But we decided to hit a bigger loop anyways. Normally the loop takes 2.5hr, but I figured if we hammered it out we could get it in 2hr. Well we had a couple of mechanicals. Dusk faded to dark as we hit Arrowhead Extension. It was fun. It was dark, but still light enough with the full moon to make out the trail and rocks. I could see the rocks, but without depth perception couldn't tell how big they were. Always an adventure. Ended up back at the bikers lot in 2hr5min. Note to self, finish ride by 6:30pm or pack a light. We finished up at 7:20pm in the dark. The weather was cool, probably down in the high 50's at the end of the ride. All in all it was an excellent ride. My legs felt good, climbing wasn't fast but it wasn't painful either.

I do miss my home town trails from time to time. Good reminder of the Demonstration Forest trails:

Can't claim to have anything to show other than some riding as of late. Sorry, that's just life. So long as there is riding I am a happy guy.

The weather looks like it will hold for an excellent weakend of riding. This is our local clubs Fat Tire Festival weekend, so many miles and many pictures in store for the weekend. I am going to take a couple of days off to rest up the legs for it.

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