Cool time lapse video Patrick made can be seen here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=brP-n-AGv6Y At 3:38 you can see SuperKate and me crawl across a frozen plank to cross a ditch.
We started off running over to the trail we built last weekend (that I never got around to blogging about). Last weekend it was nice to help the good folks from GORC who build and maintain all the local single track.
|Last weekend building a trail
|SuperKate and 100+ Patrick last weekend enjoying the free lunch we received
After hitting up the new trail, we ran on some trails that I use to ride about 10 years ago before they closed them. They are some of my favorite trails and now I'm itching to hit them on the mountain bike. Lots of trail sections are very close to a ravine making it challenging.
There were a few slick spots including a wooden bridge we had some trouble with.
|We resorted to crawling up this.
|SuperKate going up the crossing
|Maybe I can pass standing up and become SuperMike
|Wade, me and Patick (showing his better side) after the "race"
We ran a total of eight miles in about an an hour and a half. Slightly longer than 5k and I'll blame SuperKate for that. She has trouble with directions and finding her way :-).
Thanks for letting us play along from Southern Illinois Adam!