Big D on same skinny
Lynn riding the Sidewinder Trail
A portion of Memorial weekend 2011 was spent at the Levis-Trow mound trailhead. We got to tryout our new pop-up camper and ride some sweet trails. This was our second trip to the trails. we arrived Friday night and set up just before it started raining. It rained all night. By Minnesota MTB trail standards that would mean no rides for us. That was not the case however, Levis has alot of sand and dries out very quickly. We met up with D and S along with D's daughter N Saturday morning after Lynn and I took our crew out for about an hour ride on the easier flat trails. Having young kids and two adults trying to get time to sneek rides in when ever possible means taking turns watching them. We decided Lynn,D ,and S would ride first,I would take all four kids and then ride by myself in a few hours. No problem, since mom was gone we raided the junk food bin and set off on a hike to Porky Point. We found lots of porcupine poop and a very nice lookout at the top. We then headed back, ate more junk food at camp,I relaxed and the kids made lots of mud from a hose faucet at the trail center. After Lynn,D and S got back I headed out. My goal was to ride all the trails,and go as hard as I could, since I had no one to ride with what else would I do, besides that I'm a racer this is training. I did ride nearly everthing in about 2hours 40 min. I tried to ride with some groups but they stopped too much.
Later that night after the kids went to bed and D,S,and N headed for their hotel Lynn and I hung out by a fire with the campers next to us. They were a great group of guys, everyone got along well and it seemed as if we allready knew each other for years.
The next morning D, S and N came back for some more riding before we all went home. This time I would get to ride with my lovely wife.(something that has not been possible for years). We went to Sidewinder and Toad Road,which has a really cool boardwalk between a crack in a rock outcropping. The pace was good and it was fun to ride with someone else for a change.
By 2pm we were packed and ready to head out. On the way home we made the customary fast food stop and a detour to Target for some BEYBLADES battle tops for the kids.