here i am crossing parleys overpass. i like this pic. it looks artsy. cept for the huffing and puffing look on my face.
here is ryan all kool and waiting right on time. he is a recent transplant from texas. sea level and lack of hills he tried to warn me about, but rode his single speed vassago jabberwocky with authority. good rider and a nice guy. glad to have another fun rider out here.
the first part was wet, but the ground was cold and we didn't really leave much tracks. some snow here and there, but fun.
made it to dry creek, where it was much snowier and the mud was softer what little there was.
some of the trail was half and half which made for challenging riding as you didn't have much choice between sliding from the snow to the mud and vice versa.
just like up in millcreek pipeline, the half that had snow is at an angle so its hard to ride. the ride down was exciting as well.
i wound up riding 3/4 of the trail to where it gets steeper, ryan walked a little more as he was stuck in a 32x18 single speed. not very good for slippery snow climbing. i tried to stay in a gearing close to his for the whole ride, but geared down a couple of times to save the knees from creeking too much.
i passed a truck load of sunday riders out enjoying the day. a bunch of small groups of roadies. some just spinning others working it.
the carbon exotic fork work really nice on the rougher parts of bst trail. nothing out of the ordinary. made rolling over stuff with the 29er wheels comfy. a couple of times my eyeballs where jiggling to much up and down as speed increased, but not to bad. fenders seemed to help today as i felt big mud clods flying around at times.