Monday, April 6, 2009

I love Powhite in the springtime...

I rode my bike! More than once! I actually have a backlog of photos, so I'll post today about a recent ride and yesterday's ride will go up later this week (I promise! I swear!)

The beauty of Powhite Park, the small wooded hillside sandwiched between neighborhoods, wetlands and highway, is that it stays dry as a bone even when it's wet everywhere else. A few weeks back we got the usual gang together for a casual ride. The day was beautiful and we all were just so happy to be OUT. In the sun! After I took a couple of my famously bad photos, Kenny took the camera away from me and saved the integrity of my blog by taking some really sweet action shots.

This entry is really all about the photos because a Powhite ride is usually just about getting out the cobwebs and having a good time. I remember feeling pretty good. I was pretty slow, but I wasn't suffering. There is one pretty gnarly climb right up the middle, which was nicely documented:

I don't always make it, but I did that day. This photo shows how steep it really is (hopefully Paula won't kill me for posting this):

We also enjoyed some of the new trail features:

I'm still heartbroken that my favorite switchback climb was sacrificed for it, but the new stuff is lots of fun to ride. I'm slow to accept change, what can I say.

This is my favorite drop-in to the ravine run:

Whee! Don't we all look happy? What a nice day:

1 comment:

GRIESE.J said...

Great Site and Great photos.

Best of luck this year in your journeys.

Be Well.