First real technical ride on the hardtail. The descent down Paint Mtn towards the campground was really exciting. It’s slow speed tech with lots of drops and sharp turns. Chromag did great. The last, high speed downhill from Chimney Rocks was a little more exciting. A blew one turn really badly and ended up about 10-15ft down in the woods. But the HT is so much fun. It’s a different ride, but fun none the less. Plus it makes the climbs a breeze.
This weekend I rented a bobcat with a trencher to help dad put in the electrical line and as much water line as we could. Everything went pretty smooth until it started to rain Saturday evening and it got to slick to effectively back the bobcat up. I grabbed a late evening half rain/half dry ride around Collier Ridge in BSF. Sunday’s plans of doing more water line was canceled due to steady rain. Driving home Sunday evening with bobcat and trailer got interesting when the tread came off on one trailer tire. After a long Monday morning I finally go the equipment back to bobcat.
This weekend was our first overnight trip to the cabin. Even though it isn’t complete, it is water tight and has a construction 20amp service, so lights and fans are operational. I drove up early Saturday morning and dropped off the dirt bikes then headed off to BSF to grab a mtb ride. I did a quick pedal around West Bandy loop followed by a dip in the river. Afterwards I helped my dad around the cabin. Moving wood, picking up garbage, stacking used shingles, etc. Around 2 the boys showed up and we let them ride the track until dinner. Followed by another dip in the river. That night the 4 of us stayed in the basement. It wasn’t too bad with fans moving the air around, but the humidity in the basement could be felt. Sunday morning we got up and walked up to the big rock and the boys rode the track again. As they tired of riding the track we did some fishing around the pond and caught a few bluegills. After lunch we did another dip in the river. Meghann and boys headed home and I did another quick ride in BSF. This time the John Muir trail out past Grand Gap.
Just an update: The Chromag Apeture is in the running for “Best Bike I have Ever Owned”