Sunday we rode up high with Craig's brother Randy and my friend Kim, we decided to ride the South Mag trails up to the Tennessee Mtn Hut but we didn't make it quite that far due to rain, hail, thunder, lighting, dropping tempertures and snow drifts every 20 feet or so. I took a few pics from that day but they turned out pretty blurry. Monday, Memorial Day, dawned with some sun but that quickly went away and turned to over cast with the promise of more sogg, oh well. So Craig and I headed over to Jamestown to ride up Ward St and hit some good trails up higher. As we climbed, and it is all climbing to begin with, we had two raging creek portages, sketchy, some more rain and hail and thunder, but it was lovely in its own wet way. The wettest ride by far this season and I was cold when we finally got back to the truck. I've also been demoing a Trek Remedy 9 over the weekend thanks to Kim and Dan and that has been fun, what a wonderfully balanced bike, it climbs and tracks really well for 6" travel bike and it bombs down without much thought to anything that may get in it's way. I'm planning on demoing a few different bikes as I try to figure out what I want to get to replace the BLT.
The stream broke its banks and was running down the middle of the trail, we portaged around it to the left. This usually happens to this stream each spring, it was raging though.