First time out since my RI humbling. I don't know if I stumbled onto a traction secret, or if it was just the home field advantage but my tires were sticking like glue last night. Which was particularly surprising as the rain had stopped about 4 hours before I hit the trails, and that's usually plenty of time for the trail slime to develop. Stuck mostly to the perimeter of the Res. and the service roads to avoid the gooey center. Happy to report the trail bed is pretty well established, but on days like these, it's easy to remember what the purpose of the reservoir is; to collect and funnel water into storage "reserves" for later consumption.
Other than having Journey stuck in my head, an awesome night of riding.
I thought some clever beavers had built a really neat dam in this pond. Then I realized it wasn't a pond or a dam, but a pile of wood chips in a flooded field
Running stream of water down the trail
Maybe I'll go the other way. For those not familiar with the Res., the gravel hill beyond the puddle is really steep, and considered something of a challenge