18 Road

Saturday morning we went to 18 Road to hit some trails. We rode up Prime Cut, then cut over to ride down Joe’s Ridge. Joe’s Ridge was pretty beat up, and my eyeballs were shaking in my head. We rode up Kessels, passing the large group of young kids we saw in the parking lot.  Some of these kids were six or seven years old, and it was cool to see them out riding at such a young age.  After getting up Kessels we rode on Zippity Doo Daa.  This is me, Mike and Tim and the junction of Zippity Doo Daa.

Zippity Doo Daa was a lot longer than Joe’s Ridge, and it was in better condition. Both trails felt a little sketchy at times, since we were riding along the top of the ridge. It was a good exercise in focus. I almost went off the trail a few times as it curved hard along the side of the hillside where I couldn’t see very far ahead.  This is Mike in the area where I came over the top too fast and went off the trail to the right.  Soon after this section we hit the steepest part of the trail.  I tried to ride up it, but spun out and had to walk.  Mike climbed in like a champion.  He got off his bike and laid on the ground, but he was a man for a few minutes.  We rode 10 miles on these trails that morning, and it was a lot of fun.  I’m glad we were able to make it out there.

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