Waking up to a fresh dusting of snow here in Boise has sent me into desert singletrack withdrawals. Last weekend’s Camp Lynda was a great break from the regular winter routine and a definite mojo-builder heading into the endurance race season. Camp Lynda is always a great opportunity to ride with talented riders and push myself to ride faster and longer than I might on my own if I were out on a solo training ride.
A huge thanks to Coach LW for putting the camp together again this year!
Day 2 - Quick Stats
Moving Time: 5:05:00
Miles: 45.2 (mostly singletrack)
Route: True Grit Race Course starting at Green Valley
|Chasing the pack on Day 2 (Photo Jeff Kerkove)|
Random thoughts from Day 2:
- Riding Zen once a year is not enough to learn it or get good at it.
- Following Kenny Jones down the Bearclaw Poppy descent was awesome and resulted in perma-grin for the rest of the day. Kenny knows all the little lips and jumps to hit.
- The stair step on Barrel Cacti still scares the poop out of me
Day 3 - Quick Stats
Moving Time: 5:24:00
Miles: 45.5 (mostly singletrack)
Route: Barrel Roll, Sidewinder, Suicidal Tendencies (brand new trail), back to Green Valley via Stucki
|The beginning of Suicidal Tendencies gets your attention. I can't wait to see what the finished product looks like. (Photo Jeff Kerkove)|
|Following Chris Holley down the switchbacks on Suicidal Tendencies (Photo Jeff Kerkove)|
Random thoughts from Day 3:
- Even when your body is tired you can coax it into riding for a long time…especially with extra coffee.
- The new Suicidal Tendencies Trail is so awesome and so different than anything else in the area. Huge kudos to the crew building that trail.
- I finally nailed the techie section on Barrel Roll that seems to always get me.
- Riding with KC Holley ensures that there will be NO lolly-gagging during the ride…and I dig that.
- Jeff and Kyle were the perfect ride buddies at the end and made sure I was thoroughly baked at the end of Day 3.
|Jeff & Kyle drove from Colorado and maximized their riding time over three days|