Took another solo SS ride up to Hewlett Gulch. Of course the fire devastation up there is bad, but makes for an interestingly cool landscape to ride in.
Great ride fellas with lots of mud to boot.
Second big MBM session of ’09. This was also a new one to me and Ry. J used to ride this years ago but hasn’t checked it out in forever… also close to his new house down in Littleton.
We rode the dirt road 7-8 miles or so to where we could pick up the Colorado Trail. Along the way, we goofed around a bit:
And saw this:
The Colorado Trail was sweet riding. In fact, I’ve almost covered the majority of the Colorado Trail now and its always good stuff. Here we are stopping for a quick breather:
I need to get a camera with higher ISO speeds for action shots, but was playing with taking shots while riding on the dirt road back to the car. Here’s one of the MTBNINJA in fighting form:
Over-the-shoulder shot of J:
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MBM got out to a bit of a slow start this year. Both Ryan and J had their bikes at the shop for a few weeks, plus the daily rain/hail storms have made riding difficult.
Although not as much mountain biking has occurred until this point, we have gotten together for 4 or 5 Music-Band-Monday’s instead, and a trail jogging session that crippled us all for about a week – that one was J’s idea.
But here we are, first big MBM excursion was to start exploring this super secret private singletrack nestled in the foothills by J’s new house. All I can say is that J signed up for some trail work and got us a pass into this place…. and its fuggin’ awesome, hence “JJ’s Goldmine.”
Here are a couple highlights:
We rode through dusk and broke out the lights for the last leg of the downhill back to the car whooping and hollering the whole way.
Ryan had a dramatic flat finish rolling up to the car, pretty funny: