This past weekend was a weekend of riding adventures. I hit up two trails that I have never ridden before. First I went up to New Hampshire and rode the FOMBA trails. They were only a little over an hour away, so not a big hike from me, But still it's in another state, so that makes it an adventure in my book.
The trails were built by mountain bikers, for mountain bikers - so that's always great start! Each of the 10 trails had a nice sign with name and mileage. The trails were short, hitting them all netted me 12 miles. There is the possibility of extending mileage by riding the fireroads/snowmobile trails out around the area. But it was super hot the day I rode, so the 12 miles was good enough for me!!
|Typical tread... is that a ladder over there on the right?|
|A serious wooden roller|
|From the bottom|
|Pictures never do the steepness of a trail justice|
|I was able to ride under the far right side of this guy (just clipping the bottle in my jersey pocket)|
I did end up leaving with a few souvenirs!! I mentioned the ticks the other day. As I was putting the HiFi on the pterodactyl I saw a twig sticking out from my tire. I knew the tread was not thick enough to have a twig lodge between so I knew this wouldn't be good.
|Game of Thorns??|
I'm not sure when I picked this guy up, but he was holding the air in, so I left it alone until I got home. When I did pull it air shot out and the tire was flat in a matter of seconds. Glad that didn't happen out on the trail!!
I have also now discovered that I picked up some poison ivy on my shins as well, sweet bonus!!
It was nice riding some new trails, so I think I'll continue trying to hit some more new trails as I soak up the rooty, rocky glory that is New England mountain biking.