I have had an up and down week this past week. I go back to the doctor for my "other" problem tomorrow. My RA has been showing it's ugly side again this week. As by now, most of you know that I can be a little stubborn ... I have picked this up from living with my wife so long. lol I decided I was going riding no matter how good or bad I felt. I got up this morning and worked out quickly, mixed up a protein shake and headed out the door. It was so exciting to hit the boundary of the forest this morning. The smell of fresh air and feeling the wind rush around me as I unloaded my bike on top of the mountain was something I have missed. I had planned a short ride, it grew even shorter once I got started. I turned off of Highway 71 onto a fast, open forest road that I had planned to ride to Blue Mountain Lake. As soon as you leave the asphalt, you start a 50 foot climb into a lazy left hand turn. I was already running 61 mph by the time I got into the turn. As the bike is sliding sideways through the turn and I am reminded why I love to ride so much. It didn't take long to start hurting and I knew it was best to turn around and call it a day before it got bad. The good side is I haven't felt good enough to want to ride since January, the bad side is I still can't ride much before I start hurting. Anyway, here is my ride in pictures today.
Oh yeah ... it's gonna to be a good day!
My new GPS on my bike.
I hope this was a planned burn, rode by miles of this today.
Bad boys, bad boys ... watcha gonna do?
No, I didn't break the law and ride around this, even though this is incredibly fast, smooth and a shortcut to where I was going. I knew a back way to get to the trail.
You can't tell from the picture, but if you hit these at 50+ mph it launches you off of the other side. Gotta love those forest people, making our rides more fun.Beautiful old place that only has a fireplace left. Lots of tracks around this place, I assume someone is getting ready to build here. You can't even imagine how far out this is. Most people living out in the country would look at this place and go, damn, you live a long way out.
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This was unbelievably rocky and rutted out, the photo doesn't show it. When I got down to the bottom of the hill I turned around and rode it back out. It was more fun climbing it.
This is what I'm talking about. When your GPS says, "where are we", you know you're on a good ride!