http://www.singletracks.com/bike-trails/montour-woods.html This spot is rather new, built in about the last year or so. We took it for a jont after work. Met some people that maintain the trails as group of them were meeting for a ride. They do night rides on these trails it turns out. We took off without them as we needed the sunlight to navigate. Will be back!

After coming up past the jail trail, we V lined across the city towards the strip. Took this awesome nook at the convention center down to the flooded river.

Kicked off the first mountain bike ride of the year. Beautiful day, the sun felt amazing. Only had one close call, I was told by passing biker coming up a cliff.. it’s fun going down, and to just stay to left and keep my weight to the back. Well I ripped it, and it was a recipe for disaster. I had to bail out or I would have broke something. I’d guess 30-40% grade but with larger rocks.

I got my bike cleaned up and ready to go for this season this week. I rode to work and home once this week and a ride on Montour Trail. This year’s new years list I wrote an ambitious one, with a few successes and failures already in Q1 of this year, but all I can do is try my best. One on the list is to track 1k miles this year biking so better to start sooner than later to not get behind. Looks like snow is not completely over so will might be little time before get consistent routine down. I took last season up to the point there was snow and put my bike away a muddy mess like a fool so was little task of cleaning.

Biked on the Montour Trail today and meet the 500 Mile marker I was shooting for this year. Now just need to see how many miles can get in for the National Bike Challenge. Currently have 999 points and 3 free beers at OTB Bicycle Cafe.

Rode on Montour trail and stopped off at cecil to visit bedners farm got a great snack of some produce they sold. This place had some amazing pants. One for example they had bay leave plants. We had picked out a cantaloupe, amazing yellow cherry tomatoes, and purple pepper which enjoyed little picnic back on the trail. Sure beats working! This little guy was sitting in bottom of tray cactus to get discarded. I asked something about the color and if it lasted they didn’t know as the greenhouse closed in several months. Was told that these will root on dry dirt?! Took this numb of cactus on ride of its life. I need to remember to fight the urge to water it.

Took off work Friday to bike ride.  We camped Rockwood and went down to Confluence on Friday and back to Rockwood for a 40 mile loop. We camped at Rockwood and on Saturday we went the other direction past the Eastern Continental divide to the Big Savage Tunnel for a loop of about 43 miles. Notice the ice on the bars and that yellow thing on the book bag. This is a dry sack or what macgyver minded people would call your minimalist cooler. my gimp skills are weak. This was half way through the second day, basically the spot we turned around.  Passing through the tunnel twice blaring out tunes through an external speaker from a phone.  awesome acoustics!

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