Saturday, January 13, 2018

New Loop at Skeggs

I tried a new-ish loop at Skeggs today. Oljon -> Steam Donkey -> climb up Springboard -> Blue Blossom -> climb up Gordon Mill.  It was fun, but climbing up Springboard was tough.  I had to hike a few bits on that.

It rained a few days ago, and the trail was in decent shape.  I did clear out a few drains that were clogged with debris.  It only takes a minute, and will save the trail from erosion.  Trail building is hard labor, but maintenance of a properly built can be really easy.

There were a lot more Redwoods on this loop than I normally see out there. I grew up on the East coast, but man I love Redwoods.  There is something just magical about them.

I liked this tree covered in moss w/ the sun behind it.
I cut the ride short, because I've been noticing more vibration/noise than normal on the downhills.  I think there is a little lateral play in the headset bearing, and that is rattling when going downhill.  It's beyond my abilities to diagnose/fix, so I'm going to take it into my local bike shop soon.