16 hours ago
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Patrick and I went up to Mt. Spokane on Friday morning for a short ride. I think I"ll write up a proper report and post it to Alex's Rough Stuff blog. The ride we took is a perfect intro for fat-tired-road-bikey-rough-stuff tooling around if you are in the Spokane area.
We parked at a trail-head and took the Kit Carson Loop up to the CCC Cabin. It's a moderate 6 mile climb on nice dirt road and a nice moderate descent on the way down. It would be a good shake down ride to test your bike setup. And there's a great lunch spot at the top. And door-to-door, it's less than 4 hours.
On Friday afternoon, Liza, Maddie, and I drove up to the Priest River Experimental Forest (PREF) for the Spokane Mushroom Club's Fall Foray. We stayed in a lodge up at the PREF Station, had an amazing potluck mushroom-based dinner on Friday night, then went mushroom hunting with the pros on Saturday morning.
My plan was to ride a loop up in the PREF. I even had a route loaded into my GPS. But I caught the mushroom bug instead and found about 5 pounds of chanterelle mushrooms.
Today- it's off to the races. I've been in a funk for a while and I'm hoping that racing the CX race out at 7 Mile will help lift my spirits. More on that later.
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