Green line tie trail got some love today.
No culvert installed, just a drainage ditch & a lot of rocks to let the water flow through to the other side. Probably not a permanent solution, as the rocks will get silted in, but we were just having a fun day out in the woods.
A week shy of three months off my bike since my recent ACL surgery, I was ready to tackle the forest and have my say out in those glorious woods, a score on many levels. Having spent my pre-injury riding mostly on llmtn or our local gravity trails, this was a flash back ride.
A little nervous trying to pin it during my knee recovery, I wasn’t fully risking anything. No foot dabs or drifts with leg-out allowed, just coasting. Wedekind trail, aka Mima porter #8 to fall creek will test the peddling efforts of a fully pinned run, yet the beauty of the forest well makes up for it. Halfway through my run, I started to get it. All of the memorized line scope that I have learned during the last dozen years of riding this best trail, finally came to me. I was pinned for 10 seconds here, 20 seconds there, 2 seconds around a brilliant berm and full on speed during many of the sections. A smile on my face was had as I rolled back down toward fall creek.
yeah you can roll that trail with your family for a good Sunday joyride. And yeah you can roll that sweet gradual descent with a fucked up knee and reminisce in your mind a fully pushed cadence run & pan out in your mind the lovely place you call home,. Capitol forest, WA.