8-6-11 (late morning)
Was afraid that I would again have to deal with the weather, but only a little rain actually fell this morning before my ride. Conditions were pretty nice for the most part, but the roots were pretty slick thanks to the rain from last night and the extremely high humidity today. First off, big thanks to whoever cut out that huge limb. Embarrassingly, I actually slipped on that big root that preceded it and fell over. Finally went down the expert line at the end, but ended up walking my bike over that huge obstacle at the end. I plan on riding it next time though if it is actually dry out. Went across Commerical St. and better familiarized myself with those trails too. I think I have a good line to ride next time. The freeride (?) park up there is an eyesore with all the litter on the ground. I suspect teenage bmx'rs are to blame. Rode up the fire lane ext. in a higher gear than normal and was happy to make it and feel even less fatigued than usual to boot. Did the roller coaster and finally worked my way down to my arch nemesis at intersection of Falls Ravine. After crashing out 2 rides ago, I rode a nice line but hit the rocks on the other side too hard and got a flat on the rear. Wouldn't you know I didn't have a spare tube as I had just replaced my front tube from the previous ride (yes, I thought I could go exactly 1 ride before picking up a new one later today). Lesson learned the hard way as I had to do the walk of shame back to my house.
Last edited by Unreal Machine
on Mon Aug 15, 2011 12:15 am, edited 1 time in total.