Kali and the splintered tree – sounds like the name of a band but just my ride. It has been a while since I rode Kali, she is such a great bike…. I need to ride my girl more often!
Hurricane Delta closed my local trails, but the radar showed no rain just south of the border. It’s been a couple of years since I rode the sand hills.
Chasing the last of the daylight
A perfect day to ride.
Started the day with a mountain bike ride. Normally I attack these log ramps over fallen trees, but this one was too sketch for me.
Ended the day with a trail run, Kodak couldn’t find any mud, but she still got dirty before getting back in my truck.
Kali take me away.
Night rides. Everything is different and quiet.
Recovery ride. I took my hard tail back to the race course to see the difference. I can say, I LOVE KALI! Still a great recovery ride! Finch Park is a fun place to ride.
I started early and had Silver Run Falls to myself. It’s a great swimming hole!
One of my goals for the weekend was to ride some new single track. I talked to several mountain bikers I met and one asked me, “you know about Stump House Tunnel right?” ummm no, well it has history (old railroad tunnel that was never finished), a waterfall and miles of single track to ride – sounds like a dream!
The waterfall – Issaqueena Falls – was a little disappointing, but there are several more to find/explore on my next trip.
Stumphouse Tunnel and it’s history is cool. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stumphouse_Mountain_Tunnel
The ride was totally worth the trip! As I was studying the map, a young kid rolls up and asks if it’s my first time, yes, well ride with me. Connor, a Clemson University student showed me the best lap and we had a blast, he could drop me on every downhill and I could catch back up on every climb.
After the hike up Table Rock and the long ride in DuPont, my legs were dead today, so I choose shorter hikes like High Falls.
Detail on the way down.
The morning after a rainy night filled with thunder and lightning
Pot Hole Falls at twilight