Monday, September 04, 2017

yêu em thời gian dài (Love you long time)

Day three of my of Labor Day Mountain Biking weekend I headed up to Milford Town Forest in Milford, MA, the home of New England Mountain Bike Association's Vietnam Mountain Biking Park. Due to the holiday weekend I couldn't find a guide so I decided to do a self guided tour with a little help from the ViewRanger App.

I was so excited that I was finally riding the Milford Town Forest that I didn't think to turn on route recording after 10 minutes in.  This isn't a paid endorsement for ViewRanger, but let me tell you, that the accuracy of the software and the map was spectacular and I was able to ride mostly self guided.  There is even an Apple Watch App, too, so I was able to check where I was without having to look at my iPhone.  The only downside to the Watch App, however, is that it doesn't orient in your direction of travel, and with the map oriented to the north and you are heading south you are looking at the map upside down.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Viva La Nassarica

My company gave us the Friday before Labor Day off this year giving me a four day weekend which I planned largely to mountain bike.  I have to take my daughter to Boston on Saturday so I thought I would hit Nassahegon State Forest on Friday and then Rockland on Saturday, Sunday ride local and then Monday, Milford Town Forest, aka Vietnam.

I posted an inquiry on the NWCT NEMBA Facebook page to see if anyone was available to act as a tour guide and found that a former Crankfire alumnus, Derek, was willing to give me the nickel tour.  He brought his dog and was rocking to some some killer metal throughout the ride.