|Black Hawk Creek|
I was also expecting to be able to get into a bit of mud, what with the all afternoon soaking we got Tuesday. A rare occurrence this year, and at the shop, we had a hard time remembering the last day we've had like that.
So, of course, the trails were not muddy. The thirsty ground was soaking it all in, but not without a few benefits. The dust was gone, the ground softened, and the trails were tacky perfection in the morning when I rode them. It was fun riding something other than hard as rock dirt with dust flying off it.
But that won't last long at this rate, unless this weekend's forecast comes true, and we get those thunder storms they've been predicting. I won't be holding my breath for that to happen though!
|Bushwhacking on a deer trail|
Further up into the Green Belt I ran across a guy getting ready to ride. I noticed his bicycle was a 2013 Salsa Cycles Mukluk 3 in green. I pulled straight over to him and introduced myself.
Turns out Paul is new to town. Fresh up here from Texas, and just got his Muk via a friend up at Freewheel Bikes in the TC. Of course, he didn't notice my rig was a fat bike too, since I had the summer wheels on it. When I pointed that out to him he was surprised, I think.
So, if any of you locals see Paul on his green Muk 3, be nice and say hello! He'll be around riding here for awhile. I left him and motored onward down the Southwards trail.
The City has cleared the higher loop, and the stuff behind the old dog track, which is nice. I ended up tracking into a deer trail and bushwhacking for a bit, but it was all fun. What a great day to be out on the bike.