Well, that was a pretty damn eventful ride.
Me and a friend (Jae-Sik, or as we fondly call him, Jessica =P) met up in the nearby park and started the 45 minute ride to the top of the "mountain". Nothing eventful there, except I really did notice that each time I did it I seemed to be faster than the last time. Anyway, once we reached halfway up the mountain, we had to go on a wide dirt road (horizontal, no climbs) until the last climb to the top.
Anyway, we cycle along the dirt road and there's a police jeep rolling along. It was unusual because a) no vehicles allowed on the dirt road b) it was a police car. It stopped in front of us, the two cops got out and signalled to us, and I thought, what the hell, it's not like I did anything bad. So, we near them, say hi, etc etc and they just ask us if we come down those trails that start from the top. We're like "Yeah" and they're like "That's no problem, as long as you don't build any stunts, last week we found a wooden jump on one of them." (I knew nothing about it so I was like OK). We told him that we don't build any stuff and they're like "Yeah, we were fairly sure, just saying so you know it" and we're like "OK, see you".
Now that wouldn't have been too bad except I was planning to make the kicker ramp bigger on one of the dirtjumps in one of the trails. I had 3 plastic toy shovels used for sand but I figured they'd be of SOME use. We were lucky they didn't search our bags.
So, we continued and when we reached the start of the "Fireman Trail 2" as we like to call it, we got ready for the descent, slammed down our seats, etc, etc. I've attached some pics of it to this thread. It's great fun, smooth (not many roots or rocks so it's equally enjoyable on a hardtail) and REALLY flowy, aswell as steep and if you fall, you fall onto cacti.
The trail ends on the dirt road, and Jae-Sik got a flat. That wouldn't have been a problem, except I wasn't concentrating and wasted two patches before simply swapping out the tube.
To be sure, we skipped the dirtjump trail and simply went home by a main road. There's a new trail we've been eyeing to take off the dirt road instead of the dirtjump trail, looks real fun, we'll hit it next week.
Fireman Trail #2
Fireman Trail #2
Jae-Sik coming down the Fireman Trail #2 (at the end the singletrack widens and it becomes less fun, that's why I only stopped to take many pics here)
Me, coming down the same place as the previous pic.
Same again, except this time I'm going really slow so the pic wouldn't blur and Jae-Sik could take a photo in time (still didn't manage though)
Me fixing Jae-Sik's flat (I was grinning then but after 20 mins of failing to fix a flat the smile faded away )
Anyway, that's my not so brief summary of a fairly brief (2 hour) ride.
Hope you enjoy the pics,