Monday, January 2

New Years Day Ride 2017

Happy New Year everyone.

What a terrific way to begin the new year. Temperatures of - 12C, sunshine and lots of powder.
8 riders started their new year off doing what they love! A big welcome to our new rider, Vic.

Met at the Wavey Lake Road, then off to Cow Camp. Some of us hadn't been in that area in years due to logging activity.

From there, we rode to "Pickup Lake". Don't know what the lake is really called but regardless of the name, there was lots of powder.

Then we were off to Hager Mountain breaking trail through the deep powder. Absolutely no base so you just had to keep the power on. For those of us who haven't been riding in some time, after a few minor stucks, it was "game on".  Lunch was at our usual stopping place on the knoll.

Our leader was first to check out some higher ground. Not recommended until we get more snow to cover the obstacles.

Lots of minor "stucks" throughout the day. We had just been talking about the term "ditch pickle", so the photo above illustrates that term!

Made it up to "the burn". This was the first of many stops on that trail to cut trees. Riding at the back has it advantages. The trail is not cleared through to Deka yet. Another day.

Knowing how to do the back stoke is helpful.

Trying to find bottom.

Hopefully the club can get out riding again midweek (weather dependent).

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