I kinda like a good party. Not necessarily the kind where everyone drinks too much, although those happen as well. (See my post on the party at my house this summer with the pro riders from Team Leopard Trek and KSwiss...I mean, why else do you think we all ended up in the pool with our clothes still on?). But, I really dig the kind of parties that involve mountain bikes, burning stuff, music, night riding, beer, pizza or burritos...
Yep, we had one of those last week. It all started a long time ago. We thought... we should have a piece of property that we could ride our mountain bikes on here at work. I started looking around and found, just across the river, a farmer that had 165 acres that was not being used and was covered by trees. They were delighted to have someone lease the property. We built trails, and it was on from there forward.
We bought the adjacent piece of property and now have about 250 acres just across the river. We have a couple of dirt jump lines, we have a bunch of XC trails of a lot of different abilities. We have some expert only lines with mandatory big drops, mandatory doubles, rock fields, pump lines etc... It is pretty much a paradise right across the river.
It also is a great place to have a party, and it gives us a great reason to have a party. We like to have a bonfire, go for some night rides, listen to some live music, eat pizza made on site by the pizza guy etc...
I am pretty dang proud of the trails we have. Here is another view of them. The location is secret and private, but someday I would love to take you on the trails.
Out, for a completely sane and sensible blog post. Don't worry. I will be less relevant again in the future.