Sunday, June 5, 2011


Trish and I decided to take advantage of today's absolutely perfect weather and do a little bit of forest road riding. She took her Mukluk and I took my Scott hybrid. I would have taken my LHT, but the chain has been skipping whenever I ride on dirt. It may be time for a new cassette.

I was totally outmatched in the tire department.

The first road we took was wide, straight, and smooth. Very nice, but not quite what we were looking to do today. We were hoping to find something a little more suited for a fat tire bike.
So, after 5 1/2 miles we decided to turn around and go up a different road that forked off from where we parked.

The nice thing about doubling back is that you get to see the same beautiful scenery twice.

This is more like it. The road was just wide enough for a car, but was rocky enough that you wouldn't want to drive on it. We rode this for about 2 1/2 miles until it narrowed into double track, which we rode for another 3/4 mile. We were hoping it would loop around to another road, but it didn't seem to want to go in the right direction, so we decided to double back again and call it a day.

UsKabWanKa River

We ended the morning with about 17 miles and only passed one other person. The scenery was wonderful, but unfortunately we didn't see much in the way of wildlife except for some birds and a stray rabbit. We did see plenty of canine scat (probably wolf) along the first road we were on. That may help explain the lack of wildlife, along with the fact that this is a heavily hunted area.
The Mukluk performed very well, and except for a little trouble in some sand, I was able to hold my own. With any luck we'll be more evenly matched next time.


  1. What a great-looking ride. You have to love this time of year in your area.

  2. Love the Fat tires!!!
    i ride nothing else; my other bikes are sad, but i am very very happy!! :)

    Pedal on!!