Early Morning Mianus RideI got out early today and arrived at Mianus at around 8am - the parking lot was already crazy full but I did get a spot. I rode pretty good today cleaning some terrain spots I normally don’t but the new reroute on the Treetops side still defeated me :-( . There’s a protruding stone near the bottom of the ascent I clammed on after trying a few times. But the ride down it was fun! I left Minaus around 11am and headed to Trumbull.
Old MineI decided to grab lunch and ride Old Mine - and parked in the back. Had a nice ride around the trails in the back and then did the top loop - no one was there and it was beautiful. I occasionally misjudge the width of my wider 29er handlebars and clipped my fingers on a tree on the edge of the trail.
Once at the lower level, I decided to take a rest at the top of the hill by the river at the rocky area and catch my breath before ascending.
I rode back to the eastern single track and did OK riding up until Little Eden. This superbly built up and over was a blast both ways.
The section from Little Eden up to Caldron Drive was super steep so I hiked it. But I did ride the last blast back to the double track and the slug back out up the hill. I was tired and headed on home!