|The Bike Doc
Joined: 08 May 2003
Location: Corpus Christi and Warda, Texas
|Posted: Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:10 am GMT +0000 Post subject:
BUMMER! I have ridden very little since I arrived in Columbus. The combination of a monsoon summer of record rainfall keeping the trails muddier than the muddiest race at Warda and the hours I have had to keep on some of my rotations, have kept my mountain bike languishing in the garage. The one trail I have gotten to ride was great fun. It was much like Warda but with steeper hills and some trials style riding options thrown in such as 2 x 6 ramps over 3ft+ diameter downded trees, teater boards and some 2-3 ft. drop offs.
All my riding has not been bleak though; I have gotten back to another form of riding that I love and have missed greatly, horse back riding! We bought a little 5 acre farm that is near the West Fork of Licking River and my daughter and I have been riding along the river area on weekends.
The wife and kids have joined me now (I was up here by myself for the the first 2 1/2 months). My first month and a half I lived in a camp ground while I waited to close on the house we purchased. That 6 weeks was the wettest one on record for central Ohio. My camping gear has just about dried out now! So if one of my boys says "Dad do you want to go camping?" I will have to bite the bullet and say with gritted teeth and a sacrine smile, "Sure, I'd love to go camping!"
Paul K. Nolan, MD
AKA: The Bike Doc