On Saturday, we headed out for a long drive to Kelvin where the plan was an OnB of around 6 hours. DougG joined us for this ride. We headed across the bridge at Kelvin then proceeded to climb the mining road that will eventually be turned back into singletrack. That road climbs a fair bit then descends back down near the river level on some sketchy, steep singletrack bench cut into the hill. All through the descent I kept thinking about how we'd have to climb back up this thing at the very end of the ride..uggh. We rode on, making our way over to White Canyon and through some sections that were much improved since the last time we rode it back in December. Finally at Red Mtn mine road, we proceeded north until we hit the 3 hour point and turned around. 2:45 or so later, we were back at the car, tired, thirsty and ready for chocolate milk and beer.
|A not-so-happy rattler...probably hungry from hibernation|
|A much friendlier snake|
|Doug and Darren - Darren is obviously looking for his sandwich|