Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Viva La Camp Lynda

The spirit of Camp Lynda will be alive and celebrated here in the Tetons this weekend with three big days of riding, regardless of the weather. There will be snow, there will be wind, and there will be fat-tired bikes leaving tracks all over Teton Valley and beyond.

The only trick will be deciding where to go in order have the best chance for epic riding.

Friday – at least 4.5 Hours
If I had to guess, Friday will be a tour of Teton Valley backroads because Thursday’s snow will leave the trails too soft to ride.

Saturday – at least 4.5 Hours
Slide Lake to Goosewing could be a great choice for Saturday because that area gets less snow and is already firm and fast. Another option could be the Bighole trails if I can get some good grooming recon and we don't get much snow.

A Plan B for Saturday could be Fall Creek + Fish Creek Roads in Wilson, WY if we get a ton of snow.

Sunday – 10 Hours
The BIG one. If the weather AND grooming gods line up properly, I want to attempt a huge loop in the Mesa Falls area using the Fish Creek Trail. Fish Creek Rd is an abandoned logging road that is chip sealed and climbs over 2,000’ out of Warm River Campground. In the winter, Fish Creek Rd get groomed and is a favorite snowmobile route. I have used Topofusion to create loops of 55 miles and 70 miles with 5,000’ and 5,500’ of climbing respectively. Since both loops are 100% groomed snowmobile trails, I expect speeds will average about 6-7 mph at best.

The 70-mile option for Sunday

Let me know if you want to join me for one or more days of epic-ness. My plan is ride steady, minimize stops, and have fun!

3 comments:

Hamilton said...

Are you racing in AK this winter?

Dave Byers said...

Hami - racing the 24 Hours of Old Pueblo, solo, on Feb 13th

LyndaW said...

Go, go, go. I'm watching!! (and jealous - sounds fantastic)