Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Glutton For Punishment

I took the evil Express bus home tonight. I got out just in time to watch it sprint past. All out, I chased it down 10th street to the bus terminal, hopped a curb, and came to a skidding stop while frantically waving at the bus driver. The bus was running behind schedule by the time we got out of downtown, and Quivira was a serious mad-house. I opted for the pedestrian sidepath instead of the main roadway.

Somewhat enchanted by last night's spirited bike safari, I decided to have another go at it tonight. Chris was peeved that he couldn't make it last night, and was thinking of trying to go out there, too. I ended up arriving a bit before 7:30, just in time to watch some cross country runners exit the trailhead. We encountered a few more of them just a few hundred yards into the journey. After that, not a soul in sight.

The main trailhead dumps you right into the middle of the easy loop. I took the opposite direction I rode last night to get to the difficult loop, then we destroyed the terrain from there. I definitely feel a lot more confident and in control now than I did when I first got out there last night. This will definitely help me come winter time.

Now I really hurt. Total trail distance: 5 miles. At least I remembered to stretch afterwards this time.

Random Tunage:
Underworld - Crocodile (Oliver Huntemann Remix)
Junkie XL - More (Junk O Flamenco Remix)

If you dig electronic music and don't mind a bit of vulgarity (for the JXL track) you really need to check both of those out.

1 comment:

Apertome said...

I'm glad you've been hitting some singletrack. I love mountain biking and I'm constantly surprised at how few road cyclists go mountain biking, and vice versa. I love both, and winter can be better for mountain biking since wind is less of a factor and you tend to stay warmer in general.

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