I have always preferred the certainty of road riding to mountain- relatively well paved roads, intuitive turns with an occasional pothole or cow pie as the only obstacles to a meditative ride.
However, with insane winds getting in the way of a couple of long bike days I decided to dust off Wednesday, my beloved Surly Pugsley, and head for the hills.
Fortunately, in Burlington we have some incredible mountain trails for all skill levels within our reach. My choice? Catamount Outdoor Family Center. They have over 20 miles of trails and also offer trail running, cross country skiing and winter fat biking access during cooler months.
Within ten minutes of going on the green route, I B-lined towards tougher trails. Now–you have to laugh with me while watching the video below. I thought I was shredding some seriously technical routes and watching it after it looks like a dirt filled sidewalk–albeit a VERY fun dirt sidewalk.
I like Catamount, too….kept watching for the obstacle where I broke my ankle last year…. You wisely seem to have skipped it! I’ll be driving back up to Vermont later this summer to ride there again!