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Monday, March 24, 2014

Mtb-ing on Brown again - fun fun

Humble Horse at Tri-way-intersection on Brown

Normally Sunday mornings are especially reserved for the Brunch Ride (road ride). However, last week I got an invitation to ride mountain bikes on Brown from an old HS friend. I hadn't ridden up there for like half a year. And I had to jump at the invitation. Thanks CW! It was great to be up there on a bike again - even though I'd just been at that exact spot in the photo 24 hours before on foot. Coming down was a huge challenge. I don't think I've ridden El Prieto (semi technical single track) since before the fires - circa 2009 - and it's changed a lot - it's more technical - and in those few short years my technical riding skills have gone from low-to-moderate to absolute-zero - serves me right for spending so much time on the dark side - with the roadies! I liked the look of this lay-out of our bikes as we rested at the apex of our ride… something about the early morning sunlight… 

4 comments:

Charles Wood said...

Who knew that from afar the bikes would seem to have been perfectly lined up as if posing for the picture. Very cool to bring you back to the Mountain, RG. I look forward to many more and with time those low-to-moderate mountain biking technical skills will return.

And the end of ride beer was good too.

mindful mule said...

Thanks for dropping by the blog, Charles. Yes, we must ride again soon. And, yes, we must drink beer at 10:30am again...

amidnightrider.com said...

I can relate to calling the roadies the dark side. They can be a finicky bunch.

mindful mule said...

Thanks, Midnight. May the Force be with you...