It was Friday morning, June 19 2015 and I embarked on the first high altitude climb with my MN framed 3.2 (20-speed) on a modest incline of the popular, but not so heaviliy used sourdough trail. I was told that the snow was lingering longer than expected thanks to the unusual amount of precipitation this year, however, i would discover that most of the snow had melted and i only had to cross a few drifts here and there. instead of seeing how my bike would do in the icy-snow, i was challenged more so by the incline and vast array of imbedded or loose baby-heads. i would call this run a success, but i'm pretty certain that before i take on even more gnarly steep climbs, i will probably want to have a 42-tooth gear on my cassette.
this was the easier part of the trail, which made it more attractive to stop and shoot a pic or two. On the nastier sections, i preferred to stay the course rather than pullout my camera. Man i need to get a garmin.
Most of the sourdough is beneath the trees. when the trail isn't smooth which isn't very often --- on average it looks like this and rides pretty slow on the slightly heavier fatbike.
Ride free and wild!!!!
Baby, let the good times roll!!!
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