Went on my Fourth(?) Annual "Holy-$&@% am I out of shape" ride today. This typically involves a loop or two of my favorite chunk of single track down the river a bit.
|Things have changed in the last couple years...|
The Island is constantly evolving. I don't think it's an "official" trail of any sort, simply a few miles of track cut into a publicly owned island on the river. There's a core of riders that keep it clean, and have been slowly building up log stacks and now lengths of boardwalk over some of the wetter places (both better for the environment and a new challenge, notice the narrow width and general unevenness.) The one pictured above was not the biggest, or longest, or steepest, but you don't see it until you're pretty much on it.
My shoulders still hate me, but I'm just taking that as a sign I need to ride more.