Sunday, July 6, 2014

Fishing, rivering, and such

Since school ended a few weeks ago, I've really been lucky to be able to jump into summer with both feet. I'll be doing some work now to build up the bank, but there are still a number of long weekends and a couple weeks of summer adventuring in the hopper.

The Kettle River is in prime mode ride now. We spent a few days up there: swimming and fishing mostly. We also did a couple chill bike rides. There is more riding to be done up there... I've sort of drifted away from the longer, super epic day rides and now I favor shorter rides that take a couple hours instead of all day. There are a bunch of 20-30 mile, super scenic loops out there with lots of road surface options and excellent climbs.

"Entering Ferry County"

Sisters Betsy and Tracie foolishly trusted me to pick a "shortcut" home one morning. This looked a lot more like a road in real life.
More "road." With a half day of work this old right-of-way could be cleared into a ridable shortcut. It cuts a few miles of highway riding off by crossing public FDR Recreation land. Win-win.

I took the lasher rack off this bike. I shouldn't have done that, since the lasher makes a great fishing pole holder.

And the monster Swift bag makes a better day fish tripper than this little Ostrich.