Glady’s Loop

June 27

I gotta admit, I was feeling pretty nervous to ride after getting beat up earlier in the week, I’d already wussed out of going up to ID to ride a poker run with Chaz (which ended up being too good for words I hear), but when Rich called on Friday night to see if anything was up, I decided to give it a shot. I’m glad I did, it ended up being a beautiful day and after a handful of vitamin-I and a few minutes in the saddle I started loosening up.

Conditions were fantastic. Apparently I missed the pic-of-the-day when Tunes went down in the pond in Gibson Basin, bummer. Ranger Dip still has a ton of fallen trees, we cut what we could with my little handsaw, but that trail really needs to have a chainsaw run through it. Some of the logs were fun, but it started being a pain after so many. It was fun to ride with a couple of guys I’ve never ridden with too. What started out as just Rich and me on Friday night at 9pm ended up being 7 guys ready to ride at 7am the next morning. Pretty cool what a couple of txt messages can turn up, thanks for the fun ride!

Crew: Rich, Nate, Zac, Brock, Josh, Ken, and me.

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Posted by on June 27, 2009 in Trails


4 responses to “Glady’s Loop

  1. brandon

    June 30, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Thanks for keeping us all updated on these rides but do you think you could do a better job at capturing the many “strip out moments” complete with helment throws when trying to cross marginally deep water….

    Thanks wally the beav

  2. al

    June 30, 2009 at 11:53 am

    Haha, okay… I’ll try to do better!

  3. Tim

    June 30, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Al, how was the water crossing in Gibson Basin? Word on the street is someone may have blown a fuse. What age do most people quit throwing tantrums? Should we as friends be concerned? Nate if your out there little buddy, I think we could get you some help. The first step to recovery is admittance!!! We are all here to help, just reach out!!

  4. Brock

    July 1, 2009 at 9:57 am

    I was there for that watter crossing. I think the Egan basin Monster must have grabbed his boot, pulled him under. He must have been bitten, and injected with some serious venom. The situation was very tense. It reminded me of being a kid when daddy was yelling at mommy.