9/6/08

On Bike Strength - Skill Development - Loch Leven Trails

Down Hampshire Rocks Road
Up old Wagon Road
Up some fire road past Huysink Lake
Up Salmon Lake Trail
Down and back on side trail to Salmon Lake
Down Loch Leven Trail
Up and back on side trail to High Loch Leven Lake
Down Cherry Point Trail
Up Big Granite Trail
Back down some fire road
Back up Salmon Lake Trail
Down Loch Leven Trail
14.14 Miles*
3286 Feet Climbing*
6:33 Hours*
1774 Calories*
135 Average HR*
176 Max HR*

*GPS took quite a while to lock on and therefore missed some of the first fire road climb. Also accidentally turned it off around the first arrival of Loch Leven Lake. The time that the GPS was not recording or off are shown as yellow on the map.

On the Trance X1. Accompanied by Trucker, Billiam and Don Adams. This trail is incredibly hard to ride, some of the most technical stuff i've ever ridden. I rode more of it than I ever have, but compared to the gents that came along, I wish I had tried to clean more. The trail was in good shape, but there were many trees down. 8 trees down in the 2 miles of the Salmon Lake Trail. 20 trees down in the few miles that are the Cherry Point Trail. 5 trees down on the short section of Big Granite we did. 4 trees down on the spur trail up to High Loch Leven trail.

Though Cherry Point and Big Granite barely get any use, the trail was still easy to follow. The fire road at the bottom of Cherry Point is effectively singletrack now, crowded in by White Thorn Ceanothus. Big Granite has been rerouted since the last time I was up there. I think this is the original route that was lost after the logging activity a few years back.

We went for a swim the second time we got to Loch Leven Lake. That was great! It was really nice to feel refreshed for the 2.7 mile descent back to the cars. Made fixing my two front flats more bearable.

Don Adams lubing his chain before the ride as Trucker looks on.

Crossing the rail road tracks on the fire road climb.

Don Adams climbing a steep section of singletrack on the Salmon Lake Trail.

A lake along the Salmon Lake Trail.


Billiam cleaning a very techy section along the Salmon Lake Trail.

Don riding down a step on the Salmon Lake Trail.

Billiam on the Salmon Lake Trail.

Billiam and Don Adams at Salmon Lake.

Billiam cleaning a steep granite slab on the Loch Leven Trail.

Trucker on the trail up to High Loch Leven Lake.

High Loch Leven Lake.


Billiam jumping over a big log on the Cherry Point Trail.


Fail.

Trucker pushing up the Big Granite Trail.

Don Adams climbing up the Big Granite Trail.

A bear was here. A very big bear.

Don Adams in front of a very large Cedar tree.

The top of the Big Granite trail. No motos, note the quad tracks we are riding in.

Trucker on our second trip up the Salmon Lake Trail.

Pushing up the Salmon Lake Trail.

A big granite section on the Salmon Lake Trail.

We went for a swim at Loch Leven lake and were visited by a family of ducks.


Bill cleaning a big drop on the Loch Leven Trail.

Beer and dinner at Rainbow Lodge.

1 comment:

*lizzy said...

you guys have *way* too much fun
;-)