Tuesday, July 22, 2008

How to make a new trail

Whenever I try to take a picture of a trail, it doesn't look like a trail. It just looks like some rocks.

I haven't subscribed to a mountain bike magazine for awhile, but when I did, they would tell you once a year in some advice column to ride the trail you ride the most in the other direction. I suppose the only applies to loops. I never really did. I'm a boring nutmegger.

So, for the first time in my ten or so years of riding the West Hartford Reservoir, I rode it counterclockwise. It was crazy! It was a totally different trail. The lighting is different. The rocks are sharper. Curves are banked differently. There's more climbing (that may have just been in my head). That walk-a-bike section at the far southern part of the powerlines is not actually a walk-a-bike section; you can go down it.

Those mountain bike magazines are right. It's definitely a way to get out of the local trail doldrums.


Karma said...

Were you drinking as you rode or are you just trying to increase the blog's Miller Lite tags in hopes of getting your own sponsorship?

Brendan said...

When the ride was done, I drank some miller lite. I can tag almost everything miller lite, because that's what I do when I'm done with most things.

A sponsorship would be great.

Brendan said...
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Brendan said...

someone needs to show up at critical mass with one of these!