We went trail riding at Camp Claiborne again this last weekend.
The weather was outstanding! It was warm but not hot. (No mosquitoes yet because it’s still too early in the year. Bonus!)
This trip we put the GoPro on my helmet and, in my opinion, the video is much more entertaining! I caught Don jumping a couple of times and executing a great little turn around trick that I’m definitely not ready to try yet.
You can see the jump in action here. He jumps a second time too; it’s a little hard to see because he’s farther ahead that time.
Here’s his turnaround trick…
Probably looks like nothing to an experienced rider. If I tried that at this point, I’d end up on my face for sure.
The day couldn’t have been better. Well, it would have been nice if I hadn’t gone down on my bike, but at least it wasn’t a major mishap. 🙂 The trails were muddy that day. We were constantly navigating around puddles and shifting between wet and dry ground. During one seemingly dry stretch, my front tire washed-out in a slippery spot and I just went down. One second I was on the bike, the next I was on the ground, a little banged up and startled, but otherwise injury-free.
(That darn bike is heavy!)
Don also took us off-trail, as usual, because sometimes there’s just something you have to check out off-trail. LOL We found a spot with a mighty big hill that, of course, doesn’t look that big at all in the video, but I’m telling you, it was BIG! And I didn’t weenie out about going up and over, and back again.
I think it’s my adventure, my trip, my journey, and I guess my attitude is, let the chips fall where they may.
~ Leonard Nimoy
- Yarra river trail (thegreatadventuresof.wordpress.com)
- Rancocas Nature Center/State Park – Westampton, NJ (southjerseytrails.wordpress.com)
- Slickrock (brianperimanphotography.com)
- Jeeping With Kids, Nerves of Steel Required (jeepwithkids.com)