The leaves are starting to fall in our area. Giving it up and giving back, they are...mulch, one might say.
I decided to ride some back trails and roads today. It was a good choice.
This is, or was, a whitetail deer hunting stand. One sits behind a pile of sticks and brush hoping to harvest a whitetail. It was a good spot back in the day, but is getting grown up around there now.
I noticed a bear hunter had driven some of the roads this morning looking for tracks. I also rode by a couple of their bait stations.
I suffered through some sand and loose gravel. If one keeps their speed up and slides their butt off the back of the seat, you can ride a lot of it. This is where the big fat tire bike would come in handy. When I do score the fat bike, I plan on riding it year around, not just winter. I am in what one would call a quandary when it comes to that fat bike.
Some sand and some gravel
Some hard pack.
I stopped to grab a picture of this tree for the smackdown (linky)...but it's not worthy of such an honor.
We had a widespread wind storm on July 1, 2011. This trail had some of the damage. Now I will readily admit I m not the best at bunny hopping...but.
I had probably close to a 1/2 mile of downed trees to get around.
These bigger trees where the easy ones to get over and around. Some of the others were really a pain. A lot of brush and briers. It stung pretty good when I got in the shower after.
A newly dozed road to explore. They are always fun!!
The ride today had me riding 26.5 miles of town roads, rut roads and some trails. Oh, and a little on a county highway. In that 26.5 miles, 2 hours 39 minutes of ride time, I saw a total ZERO cars, trucks. atv's or whatever. It was just me and the bike. Now granted I was in some remote area...at one point over 6 miles to the nearest house...but still. That is pretty amazing I think. It was good to get out while the weather is still nice. The above picture was the lunch spot today...another peanut butter and honey on multi-grain. hhhmmm.
Lets get outdoors and have some fun!!
Thanks for reading,