Dennis lost traction on an off camber section and slid down 15 feet, narrowly avoiding landing in the water below
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Yesterday I headed out with Colorado Trail Race veteran Dennis Helton. We went up on one of the local singletrack mainstays, unsure of how snowy it would be. Well, we ended up riding for almost 5 hours, rarely seeing any dirt at all. Instead, we slowly rode the slippery crust up to Squirrel Gap and then turned around and slid, crunched, surfed, and crashed our way back down. After the blog/facebook posts from Joe, Mike, and Jill, it seems that this sort of riding is par for the course all over the country this week.