Monday, April 16, 2012

Mountain Bike Monday - Can't wait to 'Go Ape'

Biking April 14, 2012 (Freedom Park)

Over the weekend while Grandpa and B.B. babysat Charlie, we went biking at Freedom Park. We were headed to New Quarter Park, but I directed us the wrong way, so we ended up at Freedom. It's ok, because they are both great parks.

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I broke out Spot (the singlespeed) for this ride. Both Freedom and New Quarter are great trails for a singlespeed.

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And, I just love my original Spot belt drive. It just fits me good. I felt good at the start, but seemed a little slower than usual. I guess that's to be expected since we haven't done much biking in about 3 weeks. Our baby has had us a little pre-occupied.

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The forest was beginning to show its green. The trails at this park flow really well. This was only our second time at the park, but it's definitely worth the trip if you want to check out some new, different riding.

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We did see our first snake of the year (on the trail that is). It was a baby. Dynamo ran him over by accident. I got off and planned to hike around him, but another rider came, ran him over, and then the baby slithered away before we could snap a pic.

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Navigating to the trails is pretty easy. There is a main access road (multi-use trail, much like a fireroad) that goes down the middle of the trails. You can jump in at various points on the different trails.

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We hopped on the end of Trail C to check out the new 'Go Ape' course. This was the perfect opportunity to check out what we'd heard so much about. We saw signs along the trail to watch out for 'Go Ape,' so naturally we headed towards the action. Earlier, when we arrived and got out of the car we heard screams and saw people zip lining across this big field. So cool!!

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These people were above the mountain bike trail. We talked to some of them. Here's a guy zip lining into a net!

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It really was like Tarzan!

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People of all ages were out enjoying the course.

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We just stood and watched for a while. We can't wait to check it out for ourselves!

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Anyone up for joining us?

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Come on! There was even what appeared to be a bachelorette party happening!

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I are strapped in!

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I'm sure we'll check it out sometime soon. They say it can take up to 3 hours to complete. No one was rushing. Everyone was just having fun with each other and enjoying the day. It was a lovely day!

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We headed back across the Ferry...

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Such a lovely day! We enjoyed the chance to be back on the trail together. I had missed our rides!

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I'll leave you with this message!

Surry Church Sign

Makes you really think huh?
Happy Monday!

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