We went to Boulder today, first time we've been out there in over a year. There's a lot of fun single-track out there, climbs that challenge me and downhills that take me out of my comfort zone and onto my feet.
The first lap was a easy reconnoiter lap, just checking it out and to see how well I remember the trail.
So, I'm riding along checking it out and get to the service road that we cross a couple time and see that they've added some blocks and re-routed what is normally a two-way traffic section... cool. Turn off the road to go back into the trail and I see something new and unexpected WHAT THE...????
Now why would they build a raised bridge to cross a dry gully? Come on Mr. Trail Steward, was this really necessary? sigh I back up to get a running start and go up and over. I mutter under my breath for the next mile or so, then get back into the fun of riding my mountain bike and the bridge becomes a thing of the past as I get lost in the joy of riding the swoopy dips and twisty trails.
The trail continues to roll under my wheels and as I come up a small climb I see and in the words of the infamous Emily Litella think to myself "Oh, that's very different... Never mind."
Any way, finish my first lap with an impressive time of 1:22 for 10 miles. Next lap I know what to expect on the trail and ride a bit harder, taking 12 minutes off my lap time. Don't think my body is completely recovered yet, but I'm getting closer.
On a final note, I think I may need some new riding socks... what do you think?
Why is that my favorite socks are the ones to holes in them?
...and NO, they weren't like this when I started my ride!
2 days ago