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Friday Escape – Into the Woods

08 Jul

Later today I will be headed out of DC to my primitive campsite at Raystown Lake.  Though not my first time camping at Raystown, this will be my first time mountain biking there – or anywhere for that matter.  As anyone who knows Ryan can tell you, he loves bikes of all sorts.  Usually when we go camping he finds some time to either go out on his own or hits the trails with some of our biking friends.  Meanwhile, I occupy my time reading, kayaking or drinking beers and hanging out by the fire.  Trust me, I’m perfectly content with this set up.  However, there has always been a part of me that wondered about the appeal of mountain biking.  I like the wilderness, I like hiking and I like biking….perhaps I would like mountain biking?  On the other hand, the idea of launching myself off of a rogue root or rock and into a tree sounds horrifying.  Still, I have to give it a try and this weekend will be my maiden voyage!

I did a little research and the good people at Rothrock Outfitters have a short lady sized bike that I’m going to rent.

Will I become hottest thing to hit mountain biking since I don’t even know what -or- will I get my ass handed to me by mother nature?  I’ll find out tomorrow, but you all will have to wait until Monday.  Wish me luck!

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2 Comments

Posted by on July 8, 2011 in Camping, Cycling, Friday Escape, Travel

 

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2 responses to “Friday Escape – Into the Woods

  1. Loren

    July 8, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Good luck brother, don’t try to keep up with Ryan and you should do fine.

     
  2. Sarah

    July 8, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    Heather — no vaulting into rocks. I need you, my friend!

     

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