With ski season Unofficially Over, its time to re-arrange the hobby shed, put away those ski boots you don’t want your feet to ever be in again, break out the tank tops and dust off the summer toys.
Last week we had a bit of a cool down in temps, but with the calm winds and temps in the mid to upper 60’s, its IDEAL mountain biking weather. Today was the first official ride of the season for this slightly out of shape “mountain biker.” and wow was I quickly reminded of the old saying. “You come for the winters, but you stay for the summers…”
Rumor had it the Western States was melted out up to the wall, and from a friend, “as good as it gets.” What better ride to pay off ratio for breaking in the legs and lungs and figuring out what exactly you need to fix on your bike after a winter of it sitting in the shed?
Some additional info on local conditions, heard through rumor mill and bar talk:
Martis = Good to go. Animal = Good to go. TRT from TC to Glass Mountain = Good to the first vista, spots of snow onward. XC center outta TC = not fully melted out. Emigrant Trail = Good to go, snow in spots but no blockage. Western States = Good to go. Sloppy and blocked with snow half way up the wall, didn’t venture further… figure missing link is close but not a full go.
With steady temps, we should be prime on a lot more in the next week. We’re way ahead of where we were last year this time which is good and bad. Good for earlier riding, but get it while you can and pray for a bit of rain, otherwise go buy a new set of dust goggles…
Here is a little video teaser from todays ride. Forgive the camera angle, still working out the bugs…