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Life Beyond the Darkside

Old 11-01-22, 02:29 PM
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Life Beyond the Darkside

It's been quite some time since I last visited this trail network. So why not make it a field trip Friday visit and have some fun. I knew the trails would be slow and soft from all the rain we have been having which made climbing tough. The one climb that is always a big challenge even when dry just ate me today. The top brings you into a giant sandpit which is better suited for my fat bike. Overall, it was a tad over three hours of fun, and just think in a few months and this will be an icy snowfest full of fun.
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Old 11-02-22, 08:02 AM
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Originally Posted by ZIPP2001 View Post
It's been quite some time since I last visited this trail network. So why not make it a field trip Friday visit and have some fun. I knew the trails would be slow and soft from all the rain we have been having which made climbing tough. The one climb that is always a big challenge even when dry just ate me today. The top brings you into a giant sandpit which is better suited for my fat bike. Overall, it was a tad over three hours of fun, and just think in a few months and this will be an icy snowfest full of fun
thank you for sharing. climbing a narrow trail w/ roots, etc are a challenge for me. I sometimes have to stop on a certain nemesis hill near me. sometimes I stop even tho I know I can push harder. I remind myself, I am "of the age" where I could die suddenly & unexpectedly. since I've been doing that particular hill regularly now the past 3 years, I no longer stop, but I remember stopping to settle my breathing. I have wondered, if I was suffering a heart attack, could I manage to call 911 on my cell & explain where I was
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Old 11-02-22, 09:08 AM
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My heart rate increased just watching this.
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thank you for sharing. climbing a narrow trail w/ roots, etc are a challenge for me. I sometimes have to stop on a certain nemesis hill near me. sometimes I stop even tho I know I can push harder. I remind myself, I am "of the age" where I could die suddenly & unexpectedly. since I've been doing that particular hill regularly now the past 3 years, I no longer stop, but I remember stopping to settle my breathing. I have wondered, if I was suffering a heart attack, could I manage to call 911 on my cell & explain where I was
I made it to the top non-stop the last two visits before this ride, but it's a battle. Today the trail conditions just made everything soft and slow and by the time I got to this section I already had over an hour of riding in. I figured I'd give it a shot but just couldn't get another burst of power out of the legs. In the video when I stop and layback on the trail you can hear me wheezing as my asthma was kicking in. Always a fun time and if I go that wouldn't be a bad play to end.
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