A true Capitol Forest Classic loop. Conditions this morning were wet, cold and windy. The puddles were prolific and filled with what I am sure was liquid ice. My quads were frozen, my toes were chilled...and it was nothing short of bliss.
I haven't been on this loop since 2011. I just didn't make it out there last year. I hadn't ridden the reroute on GL6A since just after it was built either, when it was still fresh and really loose. The reroute has hardened and flows really well. Props to the builders. For some reason I headed out and rode the loop backwards. The loop rides OK this direction, but does not take advantage of the more interesting descent that MP8 is vs GL6. I definitely recommend riding The Peacock counter clockwise. Had a near fail at speed when the front tire started to go on an out sloping bench cut section of trail. The Minions helped salvage what was almost a fern bed face plant. Thanks Maxxis.
"Raging" Mima Falls
Contemplating waterproof pants and shoe covers