A blog of all things outdoorsy in and around Grand Junction and Colorado's Western Slope.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Out and Back awesomeness
Sunday I was intent on riding at Loma. The Loma trails are my favorites around here--partly for their views, and partly for the variety of terrain: double track, single, technical, rolling--it's all there! I started up Mary's Loop and thought maybe I'd ride Horsethief. My wrist had been bugging me though and I wasn't sure the large amount of portaging required was a good idea. I decided to do Mary's. I made it out to Pizza Point (where Steve's intersects with Mary's) after about 40 minutes. I was pleased with what I'd been able to ride, but really didn't feel like riding Steve's or heading towards the frontage road for a boring 3 mile return to the car. I decided to turn around--why not? So I rode Mary's backwards until I got to Wrangler. Wrangler is a great little trail that gets very little love from other riders. I don't know why. It allows you to ride more single-track while sort of paralleling Mary's. You get some awesome technical downhill, and still bomb down the Mary's hill at the end. This was a great 2-hour ride! Not too difficult, but difficult enough to make me nap later ;)