Saturday, August 25, 2007

Hike-a-Bike 201 - Advanced Techniques

Dropped Michele at the hospital and headed South to ride another new to me trail. Skookum Flats is a pretty well known trail around here and I figured it was time to give it a try.

Smooth singletrack right out of the gate.

What's this? A little exposure you say.

Still plenty of trees to break one's fall.

Trail seems a bit faint here. I'm guessing that it used to route a bit to the right, as in right here that river resides.

Ok, so at this point I'm tossing my bike ahead of me and scrambling after it. The ground was very loose and quite steep. I was maybe a mile in and this wasn't a good sign for the rest of the ride.

Things got better, much better.

Blurry self portrait.

Not the easiest way down, but I didn't see the alternate until I was already committed.

Tunnels and such.

Meh, I've seen bigger.

This sign was supposed to be notifying me that the bridge was out, apparently the ink is more temporary.

The ride was around 12 miles, 9ish miles of singletrack, couple miles of dirt road, and one on the pavement. It was the most technical ride I've been on since we moved here and it was just what I was looking for.


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YuriB said...

That is a damn fine looking ride.

su ling said...

damn if that doesn't look fun!