this was a great time. friday afternoon got rained out, but cleared up for friday night hangouts and then saturday/sunday were absolutely wonderful for riding. the autumn foliage was probably a week out from being peak but it was absolutely lovely.
emma and i did the 38 mixed surface ride on saturday. nice mix of gravel-y trails, gravel roads, payed roads and a really fun section of snowmobile trails. some tough climbs but paid off with some great views.
on sunday, we did the same route, but skipping the first 15 mile section and just jumping ahead to the snowmobile trail part.
Put my new Fargo through the paces over the weekend. Really loving it but think i've decided that the Cambium saddle isn't what I want for it. The Salsa team was there with demo bikes so took the opportunity to rip around on a Warbird and an El Mariachi for a bit too. Never got around to test riding any of the Treks.
Good vibes. Nice mix of young and old, some families. I think the venue was great for those of us who like to climb but I feel like it may have not been the greatest location for families looking for a relatively easy ride to take the kids on. Also, heard from a handful of non-PA folks who were not quite prepared for the level of hill climbing on the rides.
Looking forward to seeing what next year brings.
from the shores of the lake...
to the tops of the hills...
more pics here