Monday, April 12, 2010

Plumb

Spent the weekend riding somewhat off the beaten path searching for some solitude. On Saturday, I spent 10+ hours following a thin red line on my GPS. All day I only saw 2 other people, both of whom were within a few miles of the trailhead.  I rode some chunky singletrack, but most of the day was spent riding on doublerack, sans the hour or so when my bike rode me through hip deep snow. It's amazing how fast you can plumb your soul and return to center when you're left alone with your thoughts and only a pedal stroke to distract you.










7 comments:

zim said...

SWEEEETTT!!!

allison said...

Great pics, as always!

Greg said...

"Plumb your soul"... I like that

Paul said...

Looks like a great day to me!

Ez said...

:)

Anonymous said...

"Will we keep some parts of the American landscape natural and wild and free -- or must every
acre be easily accessible to people and their toys? … Mountain bikes' impacts on the land are
large and getting worse. … The aggressive push of mountain bike organizations to build evergrowing
webs of trails poses serious problems of habitat fragmentation, increased erosion, and
wildlife conflicts.
As interest in extreme riding continues to grow, as trail networks burgeon, and as new technology
makes it possible for ever-more mountain bicyclists to participate, even the most remote wild
landscapes may become trammeled -- and trampled -- by knobby tires. … The destruction of
wilderness and the fragmentation of habitats and ecosystems is death by a thousand cuts. Will
introduction of mountain bikes -- and their penetration farther into wilderness -- promote
additional fragmentation and human conflicts with the natural world?

Greg said...

@ The person above me:

You are a moron. Habitat fragmentation due to a 12 inch wide piece of trail? By an interstate, sure. But not by a little trail.