It’s been a couple of months since we’ve had a chance to take the bikes out. (Too darn hot!) We eagerly took advantage of the fall weather this past weekend and headed out to the Vernon Enduro Trails, near Leesville, LA. It was a beautiful, perfect day. Low 70’s, low humidity so that it felt cool, but not chilly. Clear blue skies. We couldn’t have asked for anything better.
We rode for close to 4 hours, our longest day out yet, and covered about 28 miles. My quads are talking back to me today (from all the standing while maneuvering over roots and fallen trees.)
Newsflash! I stayed upright the entire time! It was my first day without a spill or running into a tree. Awesome.
We found this great spot for practicing hill climbs and just playing around.
The picture DOES NOT do justice to the size or scale of the area. The camera really flattens the scene and changes the perspective. They look like itty bitty little nothing hills. I feel ridiculous telling you that I almost wouldn’t go up the one on the far left; but I did. This would have been a great area to take some video but we didn’t bring the GoPro. (Next time for sure.)
Since we couldn’t get video, after playing for a bit we took a break and then Don had an idea to stage a picture. Here he is setting up the bike.
So I could pose with it. LOL
The bluetooth headsets we purchased for riding are so incredibly useful; I feel like I can’t even describe how meaningful it is to be connected and able to talk continuously. It completely enhances the experience. We aren’t just two people silently participating in the same activity. Don is able to alert me of obstacles that are coming up or coach me more directly when needed; and it just allows us to share thoughts or ideas while riding instead of riding in silence and stopping and trying to yell to one another through helmets, or having to go through the process of taking off our gear before we can visit.
Another great day of adventure and good times. 🙂
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