Riding is getting nice, real nice here in the Valley but still sketchy in the fields (windblown AF). Just a little more POW and everything will be in play for us.
With the temps/windchill's well into the double digits below zero Sat night's ride was short. We just burped around town towards Trax to listen to the band.
Sunday morning was still -8, breakfast at the Gun Club before our ride was the plan. We finally got moving around 10AM. We set out to do the county loop but due to windblown fields it wasn't isn't the cards. We still managed 54 miles riding hilltop to hilltop.
Main trails were groomed flat with a couple inches of POW on top. It was time to let them eat --- man there's nothing better than that.
First stop was Hoxie's Gorge. It's always a fun ride over there as the trail parallels RTE 81 for about an 1/8 of a mile, literally right next to the guard rail. As you blast by people in their cars the look on their faces is priceless.
From there it was a stop back at the Sled Shack for a beer and a quick warm-up.
It didn't take long before we all got the itch to get back out there. The trail goes right past Chair 5 (noticed it wasn't running), then right up along Arcadian Gate. Serious POW!!! Drift blasting is a real hoot!
Once up on top we ran into more groomed trails. To our surprise we ran into more untouched groomed trails. Game on!
We decided to try and make it to the cabin. It's a real bitch to get to due to drifting snow. It's a ride that I would never have tried on my old sled, but this new one made it cake! The torque provide by this 4 stroke is wicked! Steep climb full of POW drifts was wicked.
Pretty nice view from up there as well.
From there it was time to head down to Trax to complete our ride. What a great day!!
We tried to hook up with the crew but we were too late. Riding was too good.