Yesterday I parked on Thanes just after it turns in to gravel and instead of hitting the Quarry I headed up the trails on the other side of the road. Sooo glad I did… it’s really nice up there. Very technical single tracks webbing up the mountain, then it opens up at the top with low rolling rock out-crops and a great view.
I decided to continue a ways down the other side of the mountain and came across some awesome little trails heading every direction. I ended up getting a bit lost so I just followed any trails going down and ended up on some random back road. After a fair bit of sneaky neighborhood riding I found my way back to the truck.
Can’t wait to go back, but perhaps as a result of the ride or too much crappy commuting in to town every day in the gridlock that is the highway, I’ve developed quite a stitch in my stomach muscles which SUCKS! Mainly because I have the next two days to myself and today is supposed to be the last of the sun for a bit. 🙁