Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Mileage milestone

105,502. That's just over 3000 miles since February 17, and almost exactly 1000 miles a month.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

first time down

Sugarloaf Key backroads trail riding

End of the trail...time to turn around and explore some of those side trails I saw on the way in. They looked muddy, but I should be fine.

Here's where I was. Where the water cuts across the trail is where the photo above was taken.

I found some great trails, winding through the underbrush, ducking low-hanging trees, really learning to throw the bike around in the ruts....and here is the result. I found the limit of mud, a 500lb. bike and my street/trail combo tires.

After pausing to take the pictures like a proud father with a newborn baby, I spent the next several minutes struggling to get the beast up again. I then promptly spun the back wheel deeper into the mud trying to get out. Mental note to check on knobbier tires when I get home.

I am so proud. Mud on the bike.

10 minutes later I was back on my way. Only damage: a missing PIAA light guard. I will have to go back and look for that...

Home ... safe, sound and washed.