We saw a posting about some new trails in Prineville, Oregon and decided to detour there on our way to Bend. Prineville is an older town, Les Schwab tires started here and there is a pretty big railroad depot as well. The parking lot was small, but there was a kiosk with a map and … More Prineville and Bend- Four great rides
Today we found another gem west of Portland OR. The Stubb’s State Park has some great trails…plenty of climbing, beautiful forests, fun down hills. And there’s great camping there as well, although we’re staying with Butch’s son in the center if the city. Another day planned for riding tomorrow!
Moving west, we thought we’d stretch our legs and ride some trails at Auger Falls. Little did we know that we would find another hidden gem. The riding was not difficult, but there were rocky sections and the scenery was just amazing. You park way down in the canyon, surrounded on both sides by tall … More Twin Falls/Auger Falls, ID
We chose Green Canyon in Provo–it was a two hour drive from our campground and would allow the 38 degree morning to warm up a bit. We thought we made the wrong call as we wound our way up the canyon to Provo. The trail is a “green” but it was a steady climb that … More Provo–Still Smiling!
Sturgis and Spearfish South Dakota–we’re not in Kansas anymore, Dorothy. There is a ton a great riding around here. We chose Lookout Mtn– a long climb up but then we took one of the only Black trails and forgot how much we love narrow, benched and sometimes technical trails. Marry that with an amazingly fun … More Spearfish–We’ll be Back!
We were ready to get going on this trip and decided to take a ferry across Lake Michigan and then continue on to the Wisconsin Dells, with the plan to ride in La Crosse WI the following day. Small world moment: some National Park Rangers were doing a presentation on board the ferry and we … More The ferry across Lake Michigan, through WI and MN to SD
Day 6 was another driving day to St Helen’s and our friends Kathy and Mike. The next day we rode Glacial Hills, a machine made smooth tread, nicely designed with no technical features, and then headed for their cottage on Central Lake. Kathy and I went out for a kayak paddle and then all out … More Day 6, 7, 8- Central Michigan
Everyone in the state of Michigan is touting these new trails in Chelsea. They are located on the Waterloo Recreation Area, which has thousands of acres and lots of possibilities. There are three main trails: two intermediate and one advanced. The trails are machine built, and are well designed. There is not a rock, root … More Day 5- Chelsea Michigan and the DTE Energy trails
Day three we headed to Syracuse to ride Skytop Quarry. The riding there was not impressive. We started on the “Intermediate” Trails, because you never know the local ranking. Well, some were OK but some were totally overgrown with foam flower. We returned on the “Black” diamond trails and realized that we should have started … More Day Three–Syracuse and Beyond
Well, it’s been a challenge to get back to posting about our travels. We started two weeks later than normal and then tried to tie in a visit with family and friends. So, anyway, Day one found us in Vermont at Cochran’s Family Ski Area. This place has developed many Olympic skiers over the years … More On the road again–Fall 2019