Well, the predicted thundershowers never materialized, so Tim, Jeff, Alexx, Thi, Evan, and I took advantage to sneak in another Monday off-road ride. Our beginners Alexx and Thi have really stepped up their game, so we tackled some of the more difficult single track in the north Crothers Wood area - "Real mountain biking" as Thi would gleefully declare mid-ride!

Check out the video of Alexx ripping one of the little ravine sections - it's a touch section, much tougher than it looks. Without steady nerves to stay off the brakes, you don't get enough momentum to exit out of the ravine (there's a video showing that, too). Alexx was so excited about clearing this section, she promptly crashed into me and the tree I was standing beside!

A ton of fun was had tonight. And to cap it all of, we were fortunate to see yet more deer in the Don Valley. We all got a good look at him, but unfortunately the video (last one of the series) doesn't do the sighting justice - I guess screeching to a stop and whipping out my camera spooked him a little.

Thanks for a fun time, everyone!

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Comment by Alexx Hooper on July 12, 2010 at 11:12pm
That was the hardest ride ever (for me)! My legs were shaking by the end, and I was outta energy, but it was sure scary/fun! I stopped counting how many times I wiped out, and I had to walk quite a few obstacles, but I NEVER would've thought I could do the stuff I did tonight back in May!

Peter, sorry I drove into you at the top of the gully - I must say, you were a very good sport about being crashed into! That ravine was the scariest thing I've ever done! The video doesn't show how scary is actually is - 2 stories high, and really fast! Jeff, Tim, Evan and Peter made it look easy though. I think my heart stopped temporarily so I couldn't control my crash into Peter (and the tree). Thanks for the coaching, and thanks for showing us which roots to go over... that was a super-tough ride, but I never would've had the confidence to try it without the teaching and encouragement.

Thi, you were amazing today! I can't believe you made it halfway up that crazy straight-up cliff with the cement bits sticking out of it! You're totally kiching butt - and you're too modest - I had trouble keeping up with YOU today! Great job! Scary, but fun!

Thanks so much, everyone! I'll wear my new scrapes and bruises with pride.
Comment by Jeff N on July 12, 2010 at 11:47pm
Alexx you and Thi can wear your mud with pride! You guys conquered some new trails with a mix of confidence, anxiety, adrenaline, and my favorite, 'big smiles'.
Tim, nice job on the big log. I thick you and Jamie are the only ones to make the attempt.
Cheers!

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