I recently explored a newly opened forest area on Whidbey Island that happens to be close to my house. After an easy 2 mile ride there on the mountain bike, I had high hopes that the trails would be single-track and awesome. They were, and it was!
In an attempt to get out for a quick ride today, I chose the MTB. I found reasonable trails even in the winter in the Trillium Park on Whidbey Island. I headed up the eastern edge on mostly damp leafy single track until I reached the access road on the north end. After the climb, the real fun starts. There were a few trees down that I had to stop and hop for, but it was a good flow, nevertheless.
On the downhill nearing my favorite twisty section, I ran into a hiker who warned me that it was “wet up ahead”. I soon ran into a pond where the trail should have been. Being at least a foot deep with no way around, I abandoned and headed home.
The Kona was impressive as always. After a nice wash and oil, it’s ready for the next adventure.
I’m selling off some things I will no longer be needing.
- Nitto Chocomoose bars in harlequin wrap with DiaCompe levers: $130
- Nitto Alu Albatross bars in harlequin wrap (burgundy/grey) with 13cm stem and Tektro Eclipse (canti or v) levers: $140
- Sidi Spider MTB shoes EU 40.5: $100
- Sidi Diablo GTX shoes EU 40: $90
- Time ATAC and MKS Urban ATAC pedals: $30 for both SOLD
- Swift Paloma Bar Bag: $125
- Shimano PD-A530 2 pair: $50
- Speedplay Frog CroMoly: $50
Pics are here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskWtupQH
My company, Comcast Technology Solutions, made the local Seattle bike blog news! Good stuff – it’s heartening to encourage folks to get out on a bike even after Seattle’s record breaking rain this year (45 inches since October). I’m proud to work for a company that encourages folks to ride, and not worry too much about coming in wet, late, messy. We have happy folks who ride!