Monday, September 26, 2011

Big Ride Sunday - September 25th Edition

After spending two full days working on the cross course, setting up for the race, running the race, tearing down the race, and then unpacking race supplies, I needed to get my mojo back. I headed out Sunday on a solo mission to ride some of my favorite singletrack and maximize my pedaling time.

Ride Stats:
- 49 Miles
- 5,407' of climbing
- 5:40:42 Moving Time
- 267 TSS

Parked at Phillips Canyon Parking area
- Descend Jimmy's Mom
- Descend Candyland
- Descend Old Pass Rd to Wilson
- Take Fish Creed Rd
- Climb Ridge Trail
- Descend Snow Tel Trail
- Turn Right on Arrow Trail, ride to end
- Flip it around and ride Arrow Trail back to Phillips parking area

Do it all over again.

The colors are close to peaking on top of the Ridge Trail

Crater Lake in the morning light

The trail beavers have built a cool new bridge (with high consequences if you fall) at the end of the Arrow Trail

My little camera didn't quite capture the intense reds on the section of trail but it was quite stunning in person

Lots of variety on this ride


brandon said...

nice work. The colors are looking great out there.

Dave Saurman - Livin' The Dream said...

you're an animal!

hersh said... kinda ride

eric said...

dave, you riding with power on your MTB? saw the mention of TSS. what power meter are you using?

that loop sounds amazing!

Dave Byers said...

Eric - Yes, I have a PowerTap MTB Disc wheel that I switch between mountain bikes while training. I don't race with it though because it is pretty heavy.

eric said...

cool. i'm addicted to my quarq setup on the road. did you hear quarq announced a mtb crankset -- available in october?