Bend Oregon Opener

My work project completed on schedule and Nichol flew up with her bike to start our play project. Saturday we bolted from Washington to Bend Oregon for some MTB fun for a few days before heading to parts further south.

Nichol setup us up with a nice pad for the stay.

Wasting no time hitting the Bend Ale Trail

The opening day ride was a shuttle up to Swampys where we did the Swampy Lake loop to Swede Ridge, Area 16, Upper and Lower Whoops followed by some Phil’s and Bens.

On Swede Ridge
Hmmm I wonder where Nichol came up with the idea to put a beer in her ice filles camelbak bladder?

So I had told Nichol that route was 25 miles long. This was indeed true. At the Phil’s trailhead it was 25 miles. I neglected to mention the ride from the trailhead back to town. So for the last five or six miles Nichol accused me of trying to kill her.

Artwork along the Marvin Gardens trail
Killer trail sign
The girl knows her limits!

I think she did pretty darn well today and I did not hear to much protesting on the last few miles. (I did however ride a little further ahead which maaaay just have been slightly outside of earshot!

Once back in town all was better as we recounted the days awesomeness over tasty beers.

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