Friday, August 17, 2012

Is this thing still on?

So I was looking through some old tweets that I had made (I hardly ever use twitter anymore) and got linked back to my blog. As you can see the last time I wrote anything on here was when I sold a bike that I can't even remember that I ever owned?!

I'll admit I did take a blow to the head last night on a good crash during a night ride, but that's still a long time.

Speaking of night should do one. They are fun. You have to deal with way fewer riders on the trails and you don't have to worry about getting back in time for anything. However there are things to fear at night.

Things look a little different at night and you may end up losing some skin as I did. I am pretty sure I spotted a Sasquatch running parallel to me in the forest. I could only see it out of the corner of my eye, and I was too scared to turn my head so I focused on the trail ahead. That's when I felt a massive blow from the side and the next thing I knew I was skidding on my head at the top of Ghost Falls. All I can say is that trail is aptly named.

For you locals, I think I liked it better when we all called it the "Flying Squirrel" trail. I don't really care if the trail didn't stand up to the current and generally accepted IMBA erosion standards. At least I was never attacked by Sasquatch while riding it.

Here is a picture of my palm. The rest of the damage wouldn't be appropriate for a family blog like this. Thank you to my soigneur Gina for picking all the gravel out of my arm and legs last night.

If you are considering a night ride in the Corner Canyon area just know........

That in addition to a mountain lion siting there has also been a recent Sasquatch attack.