Sucking Wind

This was my first mountain bike ride in 6-8 weeks, and it shows.  I rode from Grover Center to Sells Park via the Bike Path and Avon.  Once I hit singletrack I rode Rockhouse to Basswood, to Athens Trail, back to the trailhead.  The hills killed me, but hopefully next time they’ll be easier.

I actually rode with somebody

With my schedule, it’s hard to find a time to ride with folks.  Today was different, as my buddy Mac and I took a quick trip out to Sells Park from Grover during the lunch break. I was running a bit late from a meeting, so we didn’t get started right when we wanted. Nevertheless, we hauled it down the bike path and up Avon to Sells, and spent a little time rolling up and down the Rockhouse Trail. Despite last night’s rain, Rockhouse was perfectly dry, and even the boggy sections have almost totally dried up. We only made it about 1.5 miles down the trail, as we had to be back at work, so we didn’t get a good look at the entire section of trail.  Sections closer to the intersections of the White Ash and White Oak trails may still be damp. We totaled 7.75 miles in a little less than 40 minutes.  Mac led the entire time on the trails, and I found it  to be an interesting learning experience to watch the lines of another rider.  We’re definitely looking forward to going again soon.