Looks like no one else wants to take a stab and documenting this ride so I guess I’ll do it…for posterity. Ended up being about 8 people not scared off by the prospect of being bullied around most of what Bear Brook has to offer. All strong riders so it was going to be an interesting day.
Some decent rain passed through the night before. Trails were a bit soggy early with some small puddles here and there but it was firm underneath and it was better than Moody and Glocester so we were happy to get at it.
I still don’t know the names/locations of the trails at BB well enough to accurately say what we did when. All I know is we did most all of the good stuff. Took some risks descending and got in a few tough climbs. The answer to “Hey should we go left or right?” was “Go up”. It was a great ride to get ready for the 100. Rugged doubletrack, technical singletrack, and a little bit of walking for us single speeders.
After about 20mi we stopped at the cars to refuel. A few riders couldn’t take the bullying anymore and decided to head home. 5 riders went off for round two and only 3 returned. Me and Carl were the only two to withstand the full bully onslaught. Greg snuck off about a mile or two into round two because he was having too much fun and needed to get back to the car to call his Gu rep and order 4 more boxes because he loves the stuff so much.
All in all it was a great day (except for those damn deerflies)