Since I'm trying to write this several weeks later, I'll just add a few notes and let the pics do the talking.
Phils-Whoops-Bens...or something like that.
Friday we hit the trails. Talking to a few folks at the bike shops convinced us that we could and should do Whoops. They promised I'd only have to go as fast as I want, and everything is doable for a noob like me. First we had to get to the top.
|Art on the Trail|
|Taking a break|
|yeah, walk this too.|
|Found some kind of monument. Added a rock for good measure|
|Bench at the intersection. As far up as we went.|
One of the bike stores told us about a cyclocross race going on that night. Great fun watching the race. I haven't downloaded the Nikon, so no photos yet.
The only photos the day we rented full-suspension bikes. Ron is on a Specialized Epic 29er. I'm on a Specialized Safire (26er). Full suspension is fantastic. We rode many of the same trails (sadly, not whoops), and portions we walked the day before we rode right over with these bikes. I think it was Phil's trail and Kent's trail.