« on: November 20, 2013, 04:34:59 PM »
Ok, time for a leaf related story. Back in 2008 when I first started mountain biking I had a terrible time with the short rooty section at TRTP on the inbound just after you go under the interstate. You all know that fun little section. Well, all summer I had been crashing or somehow screwing up all the roots and concrete spills along that stretch. I dreaded that part each ride and if someone was behind me I would pull over and let them pass so I wouldn't slow them down when I screwed up.
Anyway, I went for a ride after all the leaves had dropped and that section was completely covered. I mean, covered. It looked like a nice soft carpet of leaves all the way through. I considered walking the section for a split second, but then decided to just charge forward and see how far I got. I was bouncing every which way and probably hit every root, but suddenly I was through. Strange that it took the roots and other obstecles to be covered in leaves before I was able to clear it all.
Anyway, back to the topic at hand, I like the leaves being left on the trail at the Fort.