Sunday, May 11, 2014

Been a while

OK, first off I've once again neglected this blog. I was on a work trip at the beginning of May and chose to bring my bike along for rides in the evening. I am really glad I did!!! I got two evenings of riding on the famous Phil's Trails that are west of Bend. They aren't particularly scenic trails but they are well maintained and are off limits to motorized vehicles and HORSES.
Now I am out of shape and of course coming off of a double hip replacement this winter so I kept to the green and a few blue trails (that's easy and intermediate). Having not spent a lot of time riding and then coming to 4,000 feet elevation made for some winded climbs but the reward was worth every bit.
I enjoyed riding the full rigid on these mostly smooth trails. My hands did take a little beating over a few rough spots but most of the time it was fine. Day two I climbed up to the top of the actual Phil's Trail which is mostly a one way descending trail. It is flowy and fun with a few rough spots. It was quite a blast.
I got a guy riding a full suspension Giant to snap this last picture of me. He thought I was nuts riding on a full rigid. I never mentioned the ileostomy or the double hip replacement.
I can't wait to get back there for some more rides!