Thursday, July 26, 2007
We survived! And so did my brother. It was his first time riding!
Handsome husband (HH), who is familiar with this area , said he would keep things easy.
So we started off on a simple dirt road that winded up the mountain. Pretty soon we turned to avoid some rocks in the road. Soon after that we were vibrating over bunches of rocks and bumping over hungry pot holes.
HH said, "I don't remember the road being this torn up."
My brother made it through. Here we are (above) on the smooth part.
Then we came to the singletrack. Oh that is fun! It's narrower than a rode and you feel like you're hiking on a bike. We threaded through the shady pines. My brother (R) did great.
Ooops. Missed that turn!
He picked up his bike but his wheels sunk in heavy sand.
C., my oldest son, came back looking for us. He and my brother lifted the back wheel and pointed the bike toward the trail. Then C. jumped on, started the bike and my brother pushed.
They were suddenly engulfed in a cloud of dirt!
But they managed to work the bike back up to the trail.
HH and C. wait for Sharon and R. to ride up the hill.
Unfortunately, a fire passed through here.
We finally made it to Devil's Hole!
My brother is checking out his battle scars.
The guys discover that R has been riding with a rear shock blown out!
R is given another bike.
Devil's Hole (near Lake Arrowhead)
We climbed up on some rocks and ate salami and cheese sandwiches.
Due to lack of rain, the "hole" looked more like a pond. It was only about 3 feet deep and green moss floated around the edges.
We found a clean spot in the water and got our Jersey's wet.
I didn't get muddy on the way back! (see previous post)
My son, C., is hard to keep on the ground.
HH talked me into trying the WR250F. I took it on a short ride.
The bikes rest peacefully.
We had a great day!