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MIKE HALL, Adventure Sports, Travel, Backcountry, Avalanche, Snowmobile, Snowmobiling, Snowboard, Snowboarding, Sledboarding, Winter Fat Tire Mountain Biking, Mountain Biking, Ski Patrol, Motorcycle, BMW Adventure Motorcycling, Montana, Colorado, Wyoming, Oregon, Utah, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Jackman, Maine

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Twisting Away a June Day on the Mountain Bike

A much needed mountain bike day. Boy, it sure seems like it was a long time ago when I was prepping Jeffs' bikes for the Nationals and World Cups.

It was a great day to be in the country and enjoying a good mountain bike experience. Giving the bike a quick tune up and gearing up. A 2 hour ride. The trails are all singletrack and constantly twisting up to the ridge tops and then weaving back down with a flow of smooth transitions from pedaling to standing. Keeping a rhythm, and checking out the surroundings as I move through the woods. Soaking it all in.

Some kind of animal that likes to eat hairy critters left his mark on the trail...
With the narrow trails and deep woods, it was bound to happen. I had a near collision with 2 deer on a twisty section of trail. As I approached a sharp corner, deer #1 exploded within inches of my right hand and luckily cut away from me and ran across behind me. Deer #2 shot across within 2-3 feet in front of me. After hitting a deer with my motorcycle last summer at 65 MPH, I guess it wouldn't have been that big of a deal to hit a deer at 15 MPH on my mountain bike...GOOD TIMES!!