Thread: Larch Mountain
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Old 06-08-2009, 07:22 AM
kenl666 kenl666 is offline
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I was able to get 3 or 4 miles past the gate on Saturday before stopping due to snow. I don't remember exactly because it was unbelievably cold and rainy/dripping condensation off the trees. I was shivering and teeth were chatting and my hands were getting numb. My bike computer said it was about 45, a lot cooler than 60 just a little down the road. I don't think I've ever been so cold on a bike before, when I got down to the gate I actually walked for about a half-mile to warm up again.

I was able to get to the sharp-left that also has a trail-head, if anyone is familiar with the entire route (I'm not). Lots of little debris scattered on the road, one tree is kind of leaning across the road but not blocking it.

This ride was also the first time that I experienced two simultaneous flat tires, on Marine Drive by Blue Lake. Fortunately I had a patch kit AND extra tube, so it just took a little extra time...
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