Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Rough trail



Last weekend for our bike ride, we decided to go to Waterton Canyon. It is a 12 mile ride- 6 miles up to the dam all at a slight incline, and then 6 miles back, whoopeee! The slight decline makes it fun!

But NO. As always, though Rich says he wants me to pick where we go, it gets amended at the last minute. We went to the parking lot alright, but instead of taking the usual road through the canyon, Rich decided that he wanted us to try the trail on the other side instead.

I have one thing to say about that: mountain bikes. We have these hybrid bikes which are a cross between road bikes and mountain bikes, very light to carry when you need to and pretty sturdy. But the tires are not nearly big enough for that trail we went on, and some suspension would have been EXTREMELY nice.

We did it, but it was a workout alright! The trail was so skinny that sometimes our pedals were hitting rocks on the side of the dip (which was the actual trail) and it was so bumpy, full of rocks and tree roots and the like. Gave me a bit of a headache by the end.

BUT I will say that it was a beautiful, scenic trail and I wouldn't mind one bit doing more of those, once we have the right equipment.

We really wanted to try snowshoeing this year, but we have had no snow to speak of. We really have been able to ride our bikes most of this winter, and we do enjoy it a lot. Maybe next year for the snowshoeing...

1 comments:

Kari said...

You will have to go back and do the trip you planned. It is nice and gentle and very enjoyable. If you are lucky you may see bighorn sheep! (Plus, if it isn't long enough or enough of an adventure, there is more trail past the dam)

 
Template by suckmylolly.com