Went for a pretty nice ride today. Nothing special, just a regular ride on one of my regular trails. Those of you who got the latest Dirt Rag, this is the place listed in thier Interstate 80 article for Ohio, West Branch State Park. I decided to bring the camera with me, something i've never done before. So gear up, check your tires, and fill your water bottle....lets go.
This fireroad runs for several miles with trail loops off it all the way up. It's not the offical trail head, but since everything runs off it, i think it is. Bugger riding up it though, we're turning left into the first loop.
Singletrack, lots of single track. That's all North East Ohio has to offer. No significant elevation, but the trail builders are pretty good at making do with what we have. This is a CAMBA trail (www.camba.us) who do a really good job in our area building and maintaining trails.
After winding our way around for a while and gaining what little height we can, we get to a fun little down. Kinda bummed the pic doesnt show the grade of this section, but its short and steep, fading down and away to the left. Bumps galore too.
I think they put this in to prevent erosion. Whatever the reason, its good fun.
After some climbing (which i hate hate hate), another little down and up. This trail isn't really all that hard, but roots are never in short supply.
Figured out the timer on the camera.
Just cleared a pretty tricky rock garden. Tired, but having a good time.
One of my favourite trail features.
After winding our way up and in, the trail spits us back out on that fire road i told you about....albeit at the other end. I wanted to get moving, but the bike insisted on a short rest....wuss
Ok so it wasn't the hardest, or most interesting ride you've ever been on. But this is what we have to work with in Ohio, and i still have fun everytime i get out. My ride isn't here yet (wife took the car), but if im lucky she'll bring me food when she picks me up (and wouldnt you know it, she did just that! Whadda woman!)
I had many more pics for this post, but the board limits me to 10. Shame, on the ones i had to cull i was pulling 20 pink feet to flat over lions tigers and bears oh my!