I'm new in town, and though I've done a fair bit of trail riding and that in the UK, I had my first day at Fromme last weekend and I've gotta say I got my ass kicked. On the recommendation of a guy I met on the way up I went for Pipeline first. Whilst I enjoyed a lot of it, I had to carry my bike over some of the steeper rocky bits and skinnier wooden bits - and I also fell off a good 5 times :high::hurt::fruit:
I then on someone else's recommendation did bobsled and found it awesome - a bit short obviously but good fun. Another guy recommended Floppy Bunny next - unfortunately at this point I had to limp home as my knee was too f*cked from one of my previous tumbles. Foolishly I had not invested in knee pads - these will be my next investment before returning, and then possibly a full face helmet, and a 2 ring chainset with a guard (sensible? Any other recommendations)?
My bike's a 100mm cross country bike really (trek fuel EX 6.5 from about 4 years ago) and I'd say my skills are ok, but I really need a bit more of a gentle intro. I want to be riding the gnarly stuff, but I suppose my question is this:
- After my kneepad investment, can anyone give me a shortlist of fun trails to do that won't totally rape me? Like for example, ones around the difficulty of bobsled, building up to pipeline, which I WILL conquer once my skills and knees are up to it.
If anyone could also provide a little list of these types of runs on Seymour,that would be really cool as I'm gonna be living near here and want to get my skills up to speed ASAP.
Much obliged guys, thanks for looking and see you on the hills. I'm the one carrying my bike down the hill with blood pouring out my legs