Do something everyday that scares you
Trip Start Oct 01, 2005
39Trip End Mar 11, 2006
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Imagine the Rogers Pass with only one lane...and about twice the length. There was evidence of fatal crashes at almost every turn if not by a distant wreckage of coloured metal, by a cross, a story by the guide or a human traffic light (men who have lost family to wrecks now stand at corners waiving flags of green or red to traffic to alert them of oncoming vehicles)
It was still a beautiful ride and a real test to my triceps which havenīt ever been shaken so hard!
If you donīt believe me, here is an article from the Globe:
Okay, so I know the likes of you Jeff, Arian, Sherry, Dan, Jim, Ali and others that I ride with regularly are saying - ya okay, but its a fireroad...big deal. Okay so this one is for you...as I sit here with some of the best war wounds ever from biking (and you know my standard seasonal bails so you can only imagine that this is of a much higher magnitude), I will describe briefly yesterdays downhill singletrack adventure. Yes...that was DOWNHILL...as in body armour, goggles, 4" travel both front and rear tackling jumps, small drops, extreme steeps, urban stairs and much more. We started with some private coaching (only 5 of us) down Muela del Diablo (where the likes of NewWorldDisoder riders Cedric Garcia and Dave Watson just finished filming last month), then we ventured over to an area called Palca for a few hours of rolling riding accented with knarly pieces, through some farms and into a beautiful valley sitting under Mt
I think I had some of the most spectacular bails trying to huck off some jumps but it was an absolute blast and if you donīt fall you arenīt trying right? Although I wonīt likely "come to the dark side" of downhilling, I am now super keen to do some more to help with my cross country on my return! This country RULES for adventure!