Thought I'd spin off a new thread, seein' as the other was getting a mite long. Thought this one would be for rides along the border of Arkansas and Oklahoma. Here we go!
Recon Ride 11/16/19.
Took Lil' Goat out for a sure 'nuf trail ride again. Actually, this was recon for Day Two of the 2021 Vinduro ride that I'm already scouting and looking for suitable trails/roads for vinduro tiddlers. Founds some good stuff... along with some that's not so good for vintage tiddler bikes and vintage bodies!
The ride started off by climbing up on the ridge of South Mountain. Once up on the ridge, there's some pretty neat vistas!
I continued along the ridge on South Mountain over some really nice single lane trails:
Eventually coming to another vista area. (There are several on this particular single lane trail.)
For decades, this particular spot has been one of my favorite places to eat lunch in this range of mountains. So, I retrieved my protein bar and a bottle of water out of my tool pack, and sat on the rocks enjoying the view and the day in general:
The great single lane continued:
At this point I decided to revisit an old trail I haven't ridden in quite some time (years). Once on it, I quickly saw that it had grown up some and the creek crossings have deteriorated. However, the Lil' Goat made short work of this rock-infested crossing:
This picture below doesn't really convey the mass of it, but there's an interesting rock formation at this particular creek crossing:
Leaving this creek crossing, I soon came upon a crossing that had scoured out quite a bit from all the heavy run-off over the years and its depth was suspect, so I cut my losses and turned around and rode back out.
From there it was more great single lane stuff and lots of exploring:
In all, it was a really good day to be out in the mountains. At this point, I'm encouraged that I think
I can string enough good stuff (i.e. vinduro bike and vintage rider friendly) together so that I can used this area for Day Two of VDS Tiddler '21.
All fer now!