Rain Rain Go Away – Updated

Not too long ago I wrote a post about riding in the out of doors regardless of the weather.  I will still stand by that notion, however I am tired of the rain and cold weather that “seem” to have been the norm this year.   I used the bunny quotes because I never did a analytical comparison of this year’s weather to any other year’s weather, the weather in the last week or so just makes me feel like Noah, three…Continue Reading

Lakes Loop

I find that loops are just the way to go and this loop turned out to be one of my favorites.  I’ve done the normal all pavement Lakes Loop a few times, but the addition of some gravel roads, trails, and a summit really make this ride something different.  Different in this case means a long ride with a little hiking that rewards with some great views. Like other loops that are on my list, this ride starts and ends…Continue Reading

Galbraith

On my way home from last Sunday’s ride, I was reflecting a bit on Galbraith in general.  A lot of treasures are in the eye of the beholder and I think Galbraith is one of them.   I know that mixes metaphors, but that’s okay with me.   To a mountain biker, Galbraith is a treasure, while for the non-mountain biker it might be seen as a complete eyesore with a bunch of dirt roads, trails and boardwalks without railings. I’ve said it…Continue Reading

Crisp Morning on Galbraith

Crisp is code for froze my rear end again.  Didn’t even start until almost 6:30am, but even that was too early.  My fingers haven’t been that cold since I was a kid, who didn’t want to come in from sledding, but now I fancy myself as an adult and as an adult I should know better, or at least buy a newer warmer set of winter gloves.  Cold or not, riding of any kind is still more fun than most…Continue Reading