Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Saturday Ride 9/27

With Bikes, Blues & BBQ in town I decided it was high time we tackle some Ozark dirt. A good group showed up on a fine fall morning for a challenging 40 mile route, about 2,500 feet gain. Folks if you haven't gone off road yet you totally should. The amount of route options is incredible and the Ozark adventure is legit. Dogs a chasing, steep hills, bomber descents, 2 flats, a crash all while seeing only a handful of cars.

 Last of the Mohicans.

Quote of the ride, "Where's your skateboard bro?" Good times.

So 1980's. I was a little worried about getting impaled. 

Art H on phat tires?!

New steed alert!

New steed alert! That paint scheme is sick.

Okay enough equipment stuff.

Rolling out towards Tilly Willy. 

Super weather.

...and adventure begins.

This stretch is never ridden below warp speed. Thank you STRAVA.

But a flat slowed the bunch down a bit.

Then it's left on to the Wallin Mountain road climb. 

About 3 miles of stair step.

The bunch splintered.

The hardest ramps are at the beginning and end.

Some great views along the way.

Catching the front.

Regroup.

Back on dirt. Sector 2.

Jason E on his new steed. Later he overcooked a corner but was fine.

We even had a gun show.

Bombing.

Ozarkia.

Sean S hamming it up.

Tons of shade on this route.

Start of the climb up to Low Gap road.

The climb is really about 2 miles. After the right turn you are still going up.

Some solid ramps.

Pretty steep at points.

Josh H getting it done.

Ozark dirt rocks!

iphone failed at 20 miles. So here is a link (click image) to My Routes with details. 

Let's Eat! This is the beef slider (x2) with some killer onion rings. Served on a Hawaiian bun. Excellent.

PCG got the ham on rye with pimento & french fries. Yum!

Natural State Sandwiches at the Yacht Club. Good stuff!