April 14, 2013
I was exploring the trails "hiking" to check out all of the great work that I've been hearing about our local mountain biking club doing in the hills around our town before I actually decide to saddle up and see if my skills are up to par. I ended up trekking up a trail aptly named TNT (it was truly a dynamite trail). Although I personally won't be peddling my DB on this right away (a little too advanced) I have to say, it is an awesome stretch of singletrack! There is an intricate uphill section (The Sneaky Snake with a cool trail marker painting) that looks to be very challenging but nicely arranged and completely conquerable. Once you reach the top, the downhill section looks to be free-flowing fun especially through a section called "Short Fuse" as was written on another rock painting marking that section. From there on, it appears to be a pedal-free zone with fun turns, drops, bumps, and jumps for most of the way down with occasional to frequent braking a necessity. After walking this trail, I am inspired to up my skills so that I might have the bravura to try it some day! Way to go SMBA, very impressive!