Saturday, June 1, 2013

National Trails Day

Today was National Trails Day.  I spend the day at CAMBA's Festival of the Trail in Wisconsin.  The day started sunny, comfortable (about 60), and no wind.  I slept in a bit - finally got up after 6am.

Checked out Cooper's for breakfast.  Good place to eat.  Coffee is $0.99.  Special was eggs, meat, potatoes, & toast for $5.99.  Such a deal!

On to OO Trailhead.  Scoped out the skills class they were conducting.  Little different than the last time I attended the Festival.  Still does not compare to the course I saw at Midwest MtB Fest in Quad Cities.  The upper photo is one of the skills whey were teaching - riding up and over a little hill, with a turn.

At the trailhead, there was a taped off chute coming from the woods, crosses the road, under the ski-race hut, and disappears into the wood.  I asked and found out the at Mt. Borah Epic race was coming though this morning.  I settle down and shot photos of the races as they came through (see previous posting).

By the time about all of the racers came through, the sky was overcast and threatening.  I drove over to the Wilson Lake area for Taste de Trails (food).  This year, the "Taste" was organized a little different.  The 2 other times I attended, you rode the trail, stopping at different stations for food.  This time, all of the food was under 1 tent.

Food was sponsored by the following business in the area:  Brick House Cafe, Coop's Pizza, Delta Diner, Namakagon Grocer, and Rivers Eatery.  Seems that they had plenty food for the riders.

I had the bike with me, but just did not feel like riding.  The weather was turning for the worse, spitting rain, cold, and raw.  On the way back to my motel, I detoured to one spot where I could get my ticket punched along the road.

That done, it was time for a nap until the mountain bike party with food, beer, videos and music.  The party was up in Cable at Rivers Eatery.  The place was packed.  I ordered my pizza and a beer.  It was not comfortable outside under the tent, but that's where I sat for dinner (with a couple other folks).  Did not say very long after I had eaten - just too raw.  I headed back to Hayward to my warm motel room. 

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