Got out last night in Mullyville (Northwest Saratoga County, Lake Desolation area)
Good little ride cut short because I didn't fill the sled up on the way there... "Nah, I'll support the local club and fill up at Tinny's"... Well Tinny's is closed Tuesdays...
So got about 50mi in, Groomers were heading out as I was going back to the truck with 1 bar of gas and oil light on.
Hoping to Ride from Corinth to Fulton County Friday morning for a weekend of riding. Will need to cross Sacandaga on Friday morning, hoping slush settles and tightens up a bit tomorrow night... Also hope the freezing rain doesn't bring TOO much stuff down.
Given the rain/refreeze went sledding today instead of skiing. It was a good choice up here in the forge despite the masses coming up for free sled weekend. I'll be skiing Gore tomorrow though.
Rode about 50 miles last night for a beer at Miriam's (Stillwater) and riding was great on trail 9 to Stillwater road. Also great on trail 1 to the brantingham cut-off. Trail 5 and 4th lake...trash. BBQ and Brews at the mountainside were awesome though! Go there!
Went out twice today. In the AM rode to confusion flats toward Brantingham and tried to run up to Miriam's for breakfast but the connector was complete open water 1 mile in...turned around and headed back to the forge. On the way back noticed all the inner trails were flat and fast. Mental note. Tons of sleds out starting around 11...before was deserted. Tack on another 50.
Went back out around 4. With 4th lake trash, had to take trail 5 which was trash. After that was awesome as long as you stuck near the forge. Once you headed up to Big Moose or Miriam's forget it. Moguls everywhere. Everybody in the bars, so deserted trails. I'll take it! Tack on another 50.
People rode responsibly up here today for the most part. Big change from the usual people passing on blind corners or hills into oncoming traffic. Way to go. Let's keep this up.
So 150 between last night and today, and most miles were smiles. In my book, it's not about miles, it's about smiles.
Riding is crazy good right now. With the temps it's looking like it will be good for a while now. A little snow for tomorrow and it will be even better. And there's still plenty of untracked to be found as well.