Thursday, September 11, 2008
Miller Rock Rocked
It's also known as Ceran St Vrain, but I've always referred to it as Miller Rock. This ride doesn't always rock, sometimes it's too crowded, too short, or I'm not on my game mentally or physically. Regardless Craig and I rode there yesterday afternoon, close to home, however I failed to remember to bring my camera so no pictures and it was a picture worthy ride. Sometimes everything comes together on a ride and it feels close to perfect and effortless and that was the kinda afternoon it was for me. The weather was perfect, cool fall day with brillant sun inside the trees making for a warm, golden glow all around. The trail was empty and buff and if you've ever ridden this trail you know the first section along the river is fast and fun with some good technical sections (mainly climbing skills) here and there to keep you honest. It was nice to be out with Craig as we don't ride just the two of us a whole lot, so we were in our own space with each other. The foliage along the trail is starting to change color as well. We made our way up to Miller Rock and enjoyed the views while we ate my favorite snack Sharkies and then headed down on the ST back to the main trail. This piece of ST is technincal and requires focus and it was even more washed out then I rememer it the last time. I felt good on this ride, better than I did on Sunday, so my strength is coming back, yea! I cleared every technical ascent on the trail which made me feel stoked, love it. The fact that there was noone else on the trail was awesome as well, you can really get a flow on without having to stop for other trail users, that doesn't happen often on this trail and it's too be avoided on weekends all together. I've been riding Miller Rock for over 15 years and this trail never ceases to be fun, even if it didn't quite rock, I'm always smiling after the ride and it's a beautiful trail too.