Biking (Mountain ) 3:30:00  28.0 km (7:30 / km)
shoes: Instinct (since 2018 02 19 maj
Cumberland second day, with Melissa and Carbon.
Felt like today was an unbeatable link up of great single-black diamond trails.
Climbed up the same way and then up ET Main and Lighthouse Way.
Down Furtherburger, looped Lost Wood, Blockhead, Bucket of Blood to Bear Buns. They were all so good.
Then down all of Teapot. Also really good but not quite as exciting as the black diamond trails we were on. Single black diamond seems to be our level, I might go for some double black when it is dry. In the wet, the roots were slippery but usually they weren’t at an angle that was a problem so we rode them without noticing much; most of the rock still had decent traction.
Up Railroad to Crafty Butcher. Down Double Pumper and 50:1. Some of 50:1 felt like some unnecessary blue cross country when you felt like you just wanted to flow down a nice black trail to the car at the end of a big day. Still good but I think yesterday’s finish on space Nugget was more fun. Maybe next time we should continue further east and come down Spaghetti, Meatballs, Parmesan, Back Rub etc. Or maybe Round Out instead of 50:1 and get back to Space Nugget.
Out for 5 hours including breaks for eating, chatting, checking maps.