Worked. That word is essentially it....describing my body perfectly at this moment. But reflecting on the day today, smiles. What an UNBELIEVABLE epic. A true'n. 6 hours and 15 minutes with probably ~20 minutes of that pause/flat fix time. We were rolling for sure. Just north of 7,000 feet of climbing. Today we shifted the party south....to Golden/Morrison to the magical trails of Jefferson County. The extent of my JeffCo mountain biking had essentially been White Ranch, but today the boys exposed me...and quite a few of us, to the REAL JeffCo. Mad wooded singletrack. Technical features you have dreams about and plenty of options to hook up all these trail systems fairly easily. Today's menu featured (in roughly this order):
- Parking at Mathew Winters
- Chimney Gulch
- Enchanted Forest
- Back through Mathew Winters
- Climb Mount Falcon
- Rail Lair of the Bear
- Climb back through Red Rock Ampitheater
- Finish up back through Mathew Winters
You can find a collection of these trail reviews here.
All the boys came home safe....save Bobby with a run in with a dog...and the equipment pretty munched hummed. Although....I got a flat which was rare for my Bontrager Jones AC 29'er tires and I think I fried the bearings in my Mavic Cross Max 29'er wheels. Terrible sounds coming out from the hub so I've got to replace those bearings...
As usual I was able to grab a few pic. I've been asked: Why don't you take any more action shots? Dude: We are ROLLING and rolling fast so there's no time! You've got to ride the trails to believe it...
Here's the boys. Click on the image to go to the Flickr site to see 'em all.