RR: Titcomb, not what it used to be. (w/pics)

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by Technician, May 28, 2003.

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  1. Technician

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    well, despite the intermittent sprinkles, i decided to try Titcomb mountain. from the bottom, i
    could tell it was going to be a moist ride what with the standing water everywhere. starting up the
    trails, i pushed it most of the way simply because the trail was wet and i didn't want to spoil it
    with big bike ruts. after i gained a little elevation, the trails dried up, and the mosquitos came
    out to play. but they are usually a pretty good motivator. i only stopped once to take a picture,
    and had to load the camera back in the case as i rode to keep from being eaten alive (must remember
    to take insect repellant with me on rides). the ride up was much as i remember it, but was quite a
    bit easier with a lighter bike. i rode 85% of the way up (walked the steep soft sections to preserve
    the trail). the ride down, i wasn't sure how it would go. but upon overlooking the downhill section,
    it was nothing compared to the skidder road i rode yesterday. so i lowered the seat and charged
    forward. the ride to the bottom was not even a challenge anymore. rather boring actually.

    But i managed a few pictures when the bugs weren't biting.

    0190 - from the base looking up the main. 0191 - about 15 or 20 feet above base, bugs weren't bad
    so i got a pic. 0192 - view from the top of main. my house can be seen from here, but i ain't
    saying where.

    travis57 at megalink dot net http://www.megalink.net/~farmers/

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