2022/01/23 – Oliphant – trail stuff

Wanted to make a Sea Level trail down below the enduro loop. (There’s an A loop, a B loop, and this was supposed to be C level… but it’s rough ground and version zero is too tight.) This really wiped me out. 3 hours of throwing logs revealed I’ve been spending too much time writing code for the TBR system and not enough pushups etc.

Oh, and there was a bit of snow the day before, which was melting. Got soaked before I got to the riding area. Did one run of the enduro loop. Abysmally slow… tried the rock face on cliffs of insanity and didn’t make it… fortunately didn’t slide down backwards under the bike either.

2023/01/08 – Muir etc. Technical ride with Rob, Chris …

Place holder for now… I have a few pix, should be lots of video. We rode up from EM400 (?) to Tugwell spur and then up to one of the Muir lookouts. Even with the new “soft” clutch (Rekluse removed), my clutch hand was tired. No surprise, not much riding recently.

Colin and Alex headed back early. The rest of us (Rob T, Chris C, Colin B, Greg S!) went up Muir 10000 hoping to make it through to Kirby, but instead hitting a newish clearcut and coming out on Muir 7000 and then bee-lining it back to the cars/trailers/vans.

Thanks to Rob T for another car-ride/share/etc.

I got a free “down hill” ride on a log. I’m sure anyone with safety sense would wonder “WTF were you thinking”. And I guess the answer would be “I wasn’t sure we could move it, or move it far enough”. I would argue that the fact I couldn’t see the end of the log explains some of my lack of foresight.