Just a friendly 'ol bike ride!

When most people think of a bike ride, they think of biking along the road with the sun in their face. Perhaps even biking along a beach looking at all the pretty girls. Sure I do both, but today I wanted to go on a new trail I discovered along one of the main roads. I've gone trailing before, many times, through mud and whatever the trail could throw at me. But I guess after all the recent storms and such, the trails have changed somewhat.

The Beginning

I went into the Provincial York Forest which isn't very used, thinking it would be easy trails as I started out. And it was! The dirt was smooth and only a few rocks and roots were on the trail which I easily rode over. Then the mosquitoes came. Swarming over me like Jack Thompson on video games. I had about 10 on my arm, and quickly slapped them off. I put on a long shirt I had in my bag, and continued. I sit here typing with several mosquito bites on the back of my neck, which are really bothering me...

But then the trail got harder and harder and harder. Instead of any more typing, lets just illustrate it....

Now I just sit here playing Uncharted Drakes Fortune, enjoying being in the jungle without getting myself dirty :P

My foot in mud! Yay!
Trees downed because of storms
Big trees down because of storms.
Very thick trails
Yup, I rode through it.

Obstacles on the trails... I had to get off my bike many times



Not too hard...
This wasn't the end of the trail, but it was the end for me. The water made me wish I had a boat rather than a bike...

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Posted by LtColJaxson

When most people think of a bike ride, they think of biking along the road with the sun in their face. Perhaps even biking along a beach looking at all the pretty girls. Sure I do both, but today I wanted to go on a new trail I discovered along one of the main roads. I've gone trailing before, many times, through mud and whatever the trail could throw at me. But I guess after all the recent storms and such, the trails have changed somewhat.

The Beginning

I went into the Provincial York Forest which isn't very used, thinking it would be easy trails as I started out. And it was! The dirt was smooth and only a few rocks and roots were on the trail which I easily rode over. Then the mosquitoes came. Swarming over me like Jack Thompson on video games. I had about 10 on my arm, and quickly slapped them off. I put on a long shirt I had in my bag, and continued. I sit here typing with several mosquito bites on the back of my neck, which are really bothering me...

But then the trail got harder and harder and harder. Instead of any more typing, lets just illustrate it....

Now I just sit here playing Uncharted Drakes Fortune, enjoying being in the jungle without getting myself dirty :P

My foot in mud! Yay!
Trees downed because of storms
Big trees down because of storms.
Very thick trails
Yup, I rode through it.

Obstacles on the trails... I had to get off my bike many times



Not too hard...
This wasn't the end of the trail, but it was the end for me. The water made me wish I had a boat rather than a bike...

Posted by Clint

Intense.  What model bike is that?

Posted by Lies

It's like an FPS, but with a bike.

/me wonders if there have been any bike sequences in FPS's before...

Posted by LtColJaxson

@Clint

Despite the bike looking pretty nice - it's a cheapy. I got it for about 300 bucks haha
But it works for me, and I don't really care if I fuck up the crank or anything. I have almost rusted out the chain once, but I put some grease on there and it was fine again.

I like the bike though because it has an aluminum frame which makes it really light and rustproof, and easy to lift up over stuff. Shocks on it aren't bad either. It's good. I was going to spend over $1200 on a bike, but decided on settling for this and it works fine for me.

This is as bad as the trails get around me and the bike handles fine.

Posted by TheBeast

Damnit I need to get a new bike, I miss bike rides.

Posted by Schizoid

I don't really go on bike rides, I used to go on walks with my ex-girlfriend which was actually pretty fun. They figured I hated it but it was actually pretty enjoyable, oh well, that's long in the past.

Infact, I don't even think I have a bike anymore!

Posted by Vyse_Legends

That's what you get for adventuring outside.:|:P

Posted by LtColJaxson

@Vyse

ha I thought I'd get out into the sun for a while, I didn't know I'd get pasted with mud!

Posted by Vyse_Legends

And to think people pay to get pasted in mud when they could just go on a bike ride and get the same results for free.:P

Posted by thelastguy

lol i can see nintendo making a game out of this.  "Wii Bike" lol

Posted by Player1

Looks like alot of fun. I've done this before, but nothing that intense

Posted by hazelnutman

That looks EXTREME!!!!!!!!!

Mud is awesome :D

Posted by LtColJaxson

EXTREME TO THE MAX!!!!

Posted by McQuinn

Woah, you need to calm down "to the max"? maybe if you were on fire.  When I think of bike ride I think of motorcycle in the mountains since I just got one.

Posted by LtColJaxson

ha! You need to listen to hazelnutman's podcast to understand the Extreme comments...

Posted by swamplord666

haha stopped having in the wood bike rides... probably because of lack of personal modes of transportation: either walk or take the bus for me :(