I Ride, Therefore I Am
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Central, PA via Philthadelphia
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Shakin off Cabin Fever...(with pics)
Inspired by Beanz to get out and climb with the temps here in Central Pennsylvania being in the 40s on Saturday I went out for some single track climbing (although only about 1500 foot in elevation, nothing close to the 10,000 ft climbs in Cali) and to try out some trails I haven't ridden on yet. Got rid of my Cabin Fever
Little did I know this new trail I was looking for was a bit of a climb as well.
Where I have been...
Where I am going (into the Bat cave?)
Halfway there I guess. I was taking a different way to my favorite single track climb and was somewhat rewarded with some of the views that popped up from time to time through the trees although this pic doesn't quite do it justice.
Finally found my favorite single track climbing trail. This is the easy part as it gets technical a little further up. The higher I went the more snow was still on the ground.
About three quarters the way up the single track dumps out into a clearing for a gas line that makes its way through the forest. My destination was the top of that ridge. The view down into the valley on the other side is amazing. It looks down into Big Valley over the town of Belleville, PA which is a main area for the Amish community. However, I was running out of daylight and had to turn back before getting there.
This is where I was in the clearing for the gas line when I took the above picture. The 2 ridges meet at the end of the climb.
The end of my climbing for the day. Had to make it back to the car by sunset.
Bombing back down the climb was a blast. I always forget to try to take a pic of me and my bike. Next time.
Thanks Beanz for the inspiration to get out and climb last week. I was able to shake the Cabin Fever and embrace the climb!! Almost forgot how much fun climbing was!!