Prepping for the ride...
We haven't been at 9000' on a bike for a while and we strangely had to stop early for some bonk prevention.
We arrived at the "Rock" trail and Matt decided, after watching me slam my rear wheel on a rock obstacle, to fill in the gap with some old deadfall.
The start of the trail labor...
At the bottom of the "Rock" section, we always had to hike-a-bike up a steep little hill. I saw a way to make it rideable with a little (a lot!) of work.
Matt, doing some hard labor in the middle of a hard ride.
After we both bonked while using the hand-saw, we finally cut the old dead tree. Matt had the honor of the first test-ride of our new section:
Bottom of the Rock from Alan Keeffe on Vimeo.
There's still plenty of trailwork to be done up there, but at least we got started...
Now I have to recover from roughly 1/4 of the Leadville 100 at the elevation of 9000' instead of 10000' to 12000'. Glad I wasn't entered in that one.