Monday, June 6, 2016

Sun Top Recon

I decided to head out to the Sun Top trail, near the Dalles Campground in Rainer Park. My goal was to do a recon ride on Saturday night to find the trail head at the top of the mountain and get some photos of sunset from the top of the mountain.

Unfortunately, I did not get to reach the top since the road became increasingly more blocked by fallen trees and the snow cover was increasing. The snow is usually gone by the end of May but I thought it would be worth seeing if it was already gone.

Given that the top of the mountain peak and trailhead road was still not cleared I figured that the mountain bike trail would have a similar issue. That as well as the snow cover on the exposed road made be think the trails would still have snow given the fact it is in the woods with more coverage.

So, my plan to ride the trail on Sunday morning was put on hold and this ride became a recon ride. On the plus side, the climb was not difficult but it was long and steady. Here are the stats from Strava:

Of course, I also got some footage from the ride. Here are some highlights of going too fast down the mountain on the return. As well, you might see some Elk if you have good eyes and watch high res.

Monday, May 9, 2016

Video: Tiger Mountain Sun

Here's a sunny ride from a few weeks back. These are some highlights from my April 17, 2016 ride on Tiger Mountain.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Wet and Sloppy Ride with a Crash Bonus

Through darkest night, through pouring rain, no weather will stop my riding...or pain.

Crashed yesterday during a wet and slippery ride on Tiger Mountain. Funny thing is, I posted some PB (Personal Bests) for time on some of the trail sections even though it was a slip slop ride bouncing and sliding along roots and rocks.

Without further adieu, here's footage from my April 24, 2016 group ride with just 3 of us braving the elements:

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Mountain Biking Tiger Mountain April 10, 2016

Here's a new biking video from a recent ride on Tiger Mountain:

Here's a breakdown of the ride on Strava where I upload my Microsoft Band rides.