rode murray, then TS, then rode murray again. Murray lake trail is in great shape, but the TS is "challenging". I walked up quite a few hills due to the large size stone gravel filling the trail. Some of them I made, although at times I was trackstanding on the hill just trying to maintain balance while thinking about how I could crank out one more pedal rev....
The erosion troughs that litter that trail are eye popping - never seen those before at brighton - they are fresh and DEEP!
But, I must admit, I was pleased to have to get off my bike and walk up stuff I just could not clean! It's refreshing to have tricky technical conditions that push your skills to the breaking point. The erosion out there was bad in spots, but I am sure Poto, PLRA, etc. have their own issues because of the rainfall this year. I like this new added difficulty to all the trails we have gotten used to - the deck is being reshuffled!
Five fingers, three chords, and one *beep*.....!