Why ride a bike when you can carry it?
Sometimes while exploring we find trails we can’t ride. But we keep going, because that’s what exploration is about. I’m becoming a lot more adept at carrying my bike. I figured out a new technique today—grab the chainstay instead of the top tube. My arm is then in a more natural position and doesn’t tire as fast.
It’s the little things that make an experience that much better.
We hiked up a ridge, along it’s spine for a ways, and then halfway back down before we found consistently-ridable trails again. Some sections on top were rideable, but Evan crashed hard on the rocks, as did Jared on his way down the mountain. Neither was seriously injured—it was a lucky day.