Sunday, February 23, 2014
Today Marked My First Successful Biking Of The Entire Gateway Park Mountain Bike Trail
Til today only one time previous did I roll my wheels over the entire trail. That one time previous did not go well. As in I had a lot of trouble with a lot of what seemed to be, at that point in time, steep climbs and trick curves.
After that first bad experience when I biked the Gateway Park trails that biking would entail about a third of what you see on the map.
My initial pedaling of the Gateway Park trails was soon after I got a new bike, which I got after about a two year biking hiatus followed my previous bike being stolen.
On Friday I was very surprised to discover that the more difficult parts of the River Legacy Park mountain bike trails, that I have avoided ever since the Gateway Park initial experience on the new bike, were now a piece of cake.
By piece of cake, I mean easy. Easy and fun.
So, today I decided to take my new helmet and roll my wheels over all the Gateway Park trails that you see on the map.
And once again I was very surprised. That which vexed me previously was another of those piece of cake experiences today.
Above my handlebars are pointing towards a section of the trail which you see represented in the middle part of the map above.
Gateway Park is only about four miles from my abode, slightly further than the Village Creek Natural Historical Area in Arlington and half the distance to River Legacy Park.
Methinks I will now be having myself a mighty fine time frequently getting aerobicized on the entire Gateway Park mountain bike trail.
Endorphins are addictive. They really should be regulated by the FDA.....