The weirdest thing happened yesterday… we rode Seymour. I don't know why we don't ride Seymour, but we don't. I guess we are just averse to places that (in our petty little minds) are often purveyour's of a shuttle-based environment.
Well… I eat crow.
Be, the Mrs. and the boy parked at Old Buck parking and spun our way up Old Buck (how remarkably gentle a climb that is), then up the non-finished part of Old-Buck (also not too bad, except the first pitch), then onto the road and over to Corkscrew.
Corkscrew was much fun - a great way to warm-up. Still pretty old school is-what-it-is trail. Finished on Incline chunder as it seems this portion is open to bikes, but not much maintenance. I think we should have gone Salvation/Pingu, but it was latish.
Then Upper Severed to C-Buster to Asian Adonis. My goodness, that was an excellent feast. Those rollers, this mini-doubles, the switchbacks. Needless to say, good times were had. Watched the boy case one bigger set of doubles and almost eject, but he pulled it together. Then across Penny Lane… great shape… onto bottom of Severed. That lower Severed was about as fun as Asian Adonis. All comfortably cleanable hitting it blind by our party of 3, but still so fun. Well built and maintained and great condition - perhaps getting a bit dusty, but tomorrow will help with that.
We finished on Empress after the Bridle Path pedal. Empress was awesome to hit some old school challenge when nicely warmed up and pumped for riding. The boy managed the first slab and then left down the first steep rough face. Blew my mind. He then hit the next more flowy slab. Then was done and walked the last couple challenges. The Mrs was a little chuffed, as she has now officially been "out-ridden" by her 10 year old boy - she knew it was gonna' happen, but it's still an "adjustment". She's still faster than him… With a quick scope, it was my turn and the Transition Patrol cleaned the whole thing, and inspired confidence. Nice thing about a trail like this, is it is what it is with less maintenance. You either ride the rock lines or you walk.
We'll be back. Thanks to the Seymour trail folks. That loop is prime.