The weather was fair enough (43') that riding the mtb with Bob was a good alternative to putting up the outdoor Christmas lights. There are lots of new single track trails in Elm Creek Park and I wanted to check them out with the master. I had never been to the "island", and I've been riding in Elm Creek for 15 years! Here's a shot of Bob crossing the bridge on the way out.
The island has a nice assortment of trails, similar to the Hillside park at Elk River, not as long, but, a nice variety. Bob also showed me some of the new stuff near the pond as you head to the ravine. I had looked for a trail down low about 6 weeks ago because I wanted a sunset photo. Now I know how to get there!
Whoever is doing all the work on the trails is doing a nice job. All a labor of love, I know. The log piles are plentiful and tricky. My comfort level with the log rolls decreases as they get bigger. I have found that after a few times of walking the bike over that you just have to do it! The photo at left is the biggest pile I've seen yet. It'll be a while before I go over that SOB!
This would be a good pile for Neil to go over on the Bianchi.
Bob had me huffing and puffing a few times trying to chase him up the hills. Spinning indoors is not the same as riding! I also have a nice bruise on my left thigh. Must be from when I damn near took a tree out with my face.
It was a great day in the park!