Decided to hit Upper Paugussett early Tuesday morning to do some clearing of a blow down on the Gussy. It's funny but when I first started riding, it seems like I was impervious to the cold but now that I have been riding for almost 10 years the thought of riding on a crisp, cool morning somehow doesn't seem so appealing anymore. However, despite freezing my ass off while riding to the trail head, I realized that this is one of the best times to ride.
Entering Upper Paugussett State Forest from the Echo Valley side I was surprised to still see the logs still in the parking lot. I would have thought by now they would have been removed. Hmmmm, might have to make a skinny or two.
Further up the Poly Brody I met up with a Turkey Hunter. Good thing I was wearing orange. None-the-less, until the hunting season is over, which is on May 25th, I need to start wearing the bells again.
The Spot is riding so nicely and the new wheelset is great! However, I think I am in need of a new bottom bracket.
The task at had was to clean up this blow down. I got all the little stuff cut out but might try to come back and do the bigger stuff with my hand ax the next time I come riding through.
After cleaning this up, I continued riding until for some reason, probably going to slow, my front tire caught on a rock and I slomo'ed into an endo. Good thing I had pads on. Nothing appeared to hurt so I continued riding.
Down at the Sandy Reroute, I pulled the chain out of the ground only to find that a root had grown through it. That's pretty cool and I think I am just going to leave it there for now.