Timber Lakes

July 25, 2007 at 12:07 am

We went up to Joe's cabin for the 24th. The weather was awesome. It had just rained so it wasn't horribly dusty and the temperature was great. The altitude helped with that I'm sure.

We went for a few rides with the girls and kids. With them it was mostly just cruising around the main roads. I was packing Kate the whole time and boy does she love riding. For some reason though, she thinks a quad is some kind of mechanical rocking chair. It puts her to sleep every time.

Natalie got to drive the Grizzly for the first time somewhere besides our lawn. She really likes it. She was able to get everywhere we went with confidence. It always makes me feel better when she is excited about quads.

Once we ditched the girls and kids, Joe and Brad and I went for a ride. Joe had his Brute Force 650. Brad was on his Sportsman 800. And I was on my Grizzly. Charles tried to come with us on the Foreman, but the breaks on it have never been great and he wasn't comfortable taking it on the super steep trail we were going on.

There are probably more trails than those we went on, but we didn't have tons of time to ride. We mostly spent our time riding this one really deep ravine. The trail crossed it only twice, but where it did it was pretty tall, and very steep. These big quads are amazing. They ripped up and down those hills like they were nothing. I started trying to find stuff to hit on the way up.

Not as fun as say our last dune trip, but it was still a blast. Last year I kept waiting for the "Big Trip" to come and I ended up hardly riding at all before the fathers and sons. Once we got there I remembered how much I really love this sport. I also realized how much fun a short ride can really be. Not every trip can be an all day thing, but adding up all the little trips can easily make up for one.

Posted by Mike |