Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Look Ma...No Cars

 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,


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  2. Great pictures of what looks like a great ride! I would ride my mountain bike more if I had easier access to some of those kinds of roads. I would agree that the soft stuff calls for something with big, fat tires.

  3. I have to get out and trail ride with my MT bike.

  4. This looks beautiful -- especially the first pic. You'll love the fat bike on roads like these!

  5. Scott...IMO, most places are and it's ours wherever we may be to get out and enjoy what nature has to offer.

    Jeff...The soft stuff is a challenge. Ah..Big fat tire's...yeah.

    Dan...I know you have some great opportunities for MTB'ing over your way. Crosby comes to mind. hehe

    TOB...Thanks...and... Ah..Big fat tire's...yeah.

    Thanks for your comments,

  6. Good adventure ride, good pictures, good bike, and good post! Everything in your outdoor activity is great!