This weekend Meghann and I traveled to B-Ham, Alabama to see Karl and Jeff in their natural habitat. James, “STFD”, from M-town was in town on business, so he packed his bikes and join in the fun too. We rode Jeff’s pump track and did a little Urban ride Friday night. Riding in B-Ham late at night gives a new meaning to “Urban”. But we had an awesome time and found some cool and fun features.
Saturday morning we woke up early and did a small ride at a local trail network close to Jeff’s place. Karl wrecked 5 feet into the trail and created a huge boo-boo on his left knee. Later in the ride he would add one to the right knee. It was fun to see these guys showing off their home trails for once.
After the ride we settled in to watch UT play Bama and what a disappointment that was for Vols fans. Bama 41 – Tenn 17. Weak.
We partied pretty good at Karl’s. We met Karl’s wife, Spaceman, and Karl’s brother Glen. Oh yeah James tried poison Karl with chewy chicken, aka shrimp.
Sunday morning we got up and rode Oak Mtn. It was cool place with varied terrain. Karl was killing it on his SS (yep he’s a geek) and Brazwell rides just as much on the edge while XC riding as he does DHing. Its aways a good show. I wahed out in a flat turn and went down pretty good. Nothing too bad, but moments later I felt a pop in my collarbone while I was pulling for a small gap. I took it easy the rest of the ride, but who knows what I have done in there. I’ll take it easy and stay of the bike the rest of the week and see how I feel in a couple of days.