Started with bumming a cup of mud off Matt and my first attempt at breakfast sandwiches on a charcoal grill. (this is a patience game I found) Off to a good start we decided to climb up and hit “the flow” to warm up. It was women’s weekend and Lindsey Voreis (http://www.allridetour.com/) was putting on a ladies clinic. Its really awesome to see ladies charging through jump sections and high speed tech sections cheering for each other on. Her husband Kirt was also doing one, that in hind sight I wish I would of took it and got some pointers.
Riding back up I realized that I didn’t miss the punchy ups & downs of down state as I liked settling into a good climb followed by the reward of bermed out relaxation descending. Judging by the smiles around me no one else was bothered either.
Zig zagging around the Keweenaw Mtn lodge is some chose your own adventure fun on the way to “red trail” to finish the day off. Reds my favorite ender to my day here. Fast & scary.
ended the day at the beach, fully relaxed.
If you ride mountain bikes and haven’t made a trip to C.H, you’re doing yourself a giant disservice.
We arrived Thursday night and got set up just in time to receive the 3.5 inches of rain that crashed against the tent for the next 7 hours. Waking up on the wrong side of the sleeping bag thinking at least a day would be wasted. Oh man was I wrong! A quick five minute pedal and a few manuals through some drainage streams coming off the mountain and we were on “Garden Brook” to “On The Edge” 800 feet up. This is the only way to access the trail gold that runs all ways off Brockway Mtn. We chose to take “The Flow” that drops 500 ft in 10mins of endure style trail fun, berms, rock and rollers and the addition of a small jump line made this a daily shred for us. My faithful dog Gwen did this whole trail with us too. She is one awesome animal.
After getting Gwen back to camp I meet back up with Matt & Jay at the top of “Garden Brook”. I took the medium jump line “Danimal” thinking I would meet back up. I zig’ed when I should of zag’ed in turn loosing my crew for the rest of the day. Spending the rest of the day crashing through puddles and small springs draining out of the mountain with the loose plan of getting to “the red trail” followed by “mango”. These are double black diamond arm pump thrill rides that will test bike and will. Their amazing and need to be seen to be believed. This was the icing on the day for me, clocking in 26ish miles. It was time for a beer and hi-fives while hearing about the others adventures.
Oh Lake Superior is stunna at sunset.
Come get your bike tuned up before the trails are ready. Our $40 tune includes new stainless jagwire cables and housing. We are also offering 20% off any in stock or ordered parts along with your tune. Suspension service is also done in-house too. Gives us a call at 810-623-5653 or stop by the store at 5778 E.Grand River, Howell Mi (located inside Unlimited Motorsports)