4 PM-ish Tuesday text:
This is my third time mountain biking ever and now that we’re done I think I can say I like it, but I wasn’t sure when we started out. There were people coming down, going up, moving fast and roots, rocks and a hill – all intimidating obstacles that made for a rough start.
Like, pushing my bike up the first switchbacks…
Eventually I found my groove and managed to keep reasonably close behind Adam for our leg up Queen Bee & Janice’s Jive. He’s such a rockstar; this is one of Adams favorite after-school activities and he tore up the trail.
After catching my breath at a junction with Janice’s Jive, the Hive and some other trail, we opted to finish the loop via the Hive and return the car. Second half of ride: way more fun. Maybe it was the trail, more likely that I was getting comfortable on my bike and the ups and downs, roots and rocks.
It was perfectly Alaskan: Denali clearly visible from the trail, three moose hanging by a tree and plenty of people and dogs.