Saturday, October 12, 2013

Top trail

Spontaneous trail ride resulted in a first this morning: Maddie cleaned the top trail. We've been ridden the tippy-top trail a number of times, but never the top trail. 

The top trail is pretty hard -- the dropoff is distracting, much of the trail is off-camber, and the dirt is pretty wash-outty at spots. 

Maddie kept her cool, took it at a reasonable speed, and enjoyed it. I just put a sock in it: the best approach. Though I did mention keeping her weight back as we descended.

Also: it turns out that the helmet IS cool. When Maddie went to school with a boring normal helmet, many of her classmates were disappointed and asked where the "sno cone" helmet was... 

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

They grow up fast don't they?

A Midnight Rider said...

Hmmmm now I'm anonymous?

Michelle in Oly said...

Way to go, Maddie!