Man I sure have been slacking on my trip reports, the new job has really sucked up a lot of my time during the week with the commute and all sorts of other stuff. Luckily I still have been riding a happy minimum 3 days a week which I can live with. This was my 2nd early morning ride this week. A truly dedicated rider, I have yet to come across a biker at West Rock yet, I guess I am the only nut out there. I do however come across fishermen and hikers which is good to know someone else is out there cause this mornings ride was a bit spooky. I arrived at 6:15 promptly and got to it, I decided to do a counter clockwise loop touching some trails I have and some I have not. I headed out on red pedaling fast since it was so smooth and this is where I got creeped out, it was good to spot the sign the sun was rising here and there to help break the ice. I got into the single track section on red and was getting slapped left and right with nice cold wet leaves, it felt great! Another spooky thing was the trees would shake above me for no apparent reason from who knows but it would rain on me which was very strange. I was quick through that section and then finally got climbing, a bit much was walked but some sections I thought not able were conquered. up to the beat up paved road on the ridge and into the mist. This was another cool weather feature I had going on this morning. Out of the mist and hit yellow which I had a feeling wasn't going to lead to anything great which it didn't but it was a great downhill trail. It shot me out on the road where I rode back to red and onto yellow and then hiked up a very difficult purple which was only half ridable, I certainly don't recommend going up purple......back up on the ridge and onto blue then green and then hoped to find a good downhill trail on the south end of the park but I was short on time and took a trail that lead on and off the road. It was ok but I know there is much better. Made my way to red again and around the lake and off to work. These morning rides are tough and lonely but they sure get the job done!
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