Last Sunday I got in a ride out at Sycamore Canyon out in Santee. The IMBA Trail Care Crewwas out in San Diego the week leading up to Sunday doing good stuff. Steve and Morgan are one of two teams of trail experts that travel year-round throughout NorthAmerica and beyond, leading trail work sessions, meeting with land managers and working with IMBA-affiliated clubs and the communities they serve to improve mountain biking opportunities. This was there last even for the year and I think they said it was their 34th event. They certainly get around. Today was just a bit of MTB fun before they hit the road to head back home to Colorado for Christmas. So some of the usual SDMBA suspects met at Crib-Del-Gardner’s before heading out.
Minette on the first climb
Morgan heading down into Sycamore Canyon
Steve on Martha’s Grove
Gardner on Martha’s Grove
Andy zipping some singletrack.
It was really fun ride and the weather was absolutely awesome. We are so spoiled here in SoCal and I was fully reminded of that fact the following day when I flew to Philadelphia for a week of work in real winter weather. It was 20 something with a 10 mph when I stepped off the plane. Yeah SoCal!
If you would like to learn more about the IMBA Trail Care Crews take a look at their website. Don’t forget the links on the right-hand side of the page. Also don’t forget to show some love for the local advocacy folks as well, The San Diego Mountain Biking Association (SDMBA).