Friday, February 02, 2007

Timberline Loop

Today I got to ride with Kathy and Kim on the Timberline Loop. Most of the gang was away doing other stuff today. I'm so glad that I took my heavy bike home, and brought in my hard tail! We had a good pace up the 1,000 foot climb. I had to stay in the middle chain ring the whole way just to keep up. This would be no church social! When we got to the top, I was anticipating catching my breath and getting a sip of water. Instead I heard the Santa Cruz and Titus up-shifting for the downhill. We would rest later.

We took a quick breather at the saddle above Ash Canyon, and then jumped on the new single track. It's narrow, off camber, and on the side of a steep hill. It's quite a thrill! It's still kind of grassy in some places, so my rear end was slipping off the trail when braking too hard. It is so cool to be able to ride single track all the way back to town from here!

When we got back down to the bike path, I was a little tired and very hungry. I had to head back to work, but the girls were going out for at least one more loop...possibly two. It was a good reminder that I need to work on my endurance this year. I imagine the road biking will help with that.

3 comments:

lauren said...

that last picture with the snow in the background is awesome! and the sky!

Michelle said...

I think I need to move where you are, at least in the winter, I love summers in Alaska, winter gets a bit old.

Jeff said...

Yes, the weather here has been unseasonably warm! And it's going to get even warmer this week. Highs in the 60's! Lots of blue sky and no wind to speak of. The skiers are in tears, but the cyclists are rejoicing! Which reminds me...I need to locate my cycling shorts...

We'll probably get teased with nice weather a bit more, and then get snow, wind, and rain until June...