Bike Ride in the Woods
"Time for a bike ride and picnic", I told my husband. "Let's venture out and find a new trail."
|Single Track Bike Trail|
There are very thin lines between the different elements of wanting to have some fun. There is the reach for something new as well as finding an unknown while surprise and risk play into the equation as well. Adrenaline and how it feels is a big contributing component. Safety issues remain in any sport, so being mindful of how much risk to take is important as one weighs all the factors of how to proceed.
|"The big pencil"|
Hairpin turns and steeper climbs made it less possible to ride the trail and there was no sign of reaching an area that would suffice for the kind of riding we like to do, so we finally turned around, knowing we had to navigate through each difficulty over again in order to get back to the car.
We made it with one spill, a bent wheel, a cracked reflector and the resolve to get my tires replaced with a deeper tread, ASAP!
I found this video of the trail, but it seems like there are a lot of uphill parts cut out! By the way, I do not jump logs with my mountain bike like the rider featured in this video does! The video does show how gorgeous it is along this trail!
Arnold Rim Trail from South County Ciclista on Vimeo.
|White Pines Lake Picnic|
We will be back to this lake for sure, but next time we will try a different entrance to the Rim Trail rather than start at the top of the mountain trailhead. It might be time to go and read the reviews again before choosing the next new trail.
|White Pines Lake|