Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Lake Tahoe Bicycle Action

Flume trailOh, sand and rocks.Unnecessary obstacleMore sand and rocksMarlette LakeFlume trail
Sand Harbor from aboveBouldersSand and rock - a theme onIMG_4827 the Tahoe Rim TrailThe only picture I took on Mr Toad's Wild RideAncient Lay-Z-Boy

Lake Tahoe Bicycle Action, a set on Flickr.

Now all of the SUP action has subsided (for a few days at least) we've been riding again. Apparently today was day 16 of biking for me, which means I've had 3 days off since we left Vancouver. Slacker.

Around Lake Tahoe we've ridden "Mr Toad's Wild Ride", less extravagantly known as Saxon Creek Trail. It was a good long (two hour ish) climb up some old roads and then a section of the lovely Tahoe Rim Trail, then down. The start was a tempest of steep sand-covered boulders, which was as the name suggested... a Wild Ride. Then there was a lot of twisty forest singletrack all the way to the car.

Today we rode a different, and very scenic stretch of the Tahoe Rim Trail, then unconventionally circumnavigated Marlette Lake by riding up Flume Trail (an old water supply flume) and around the lake before descending on singletrack. All very lovely, and ice-cream at the end.

Tomorrow we head for Bend, Oregon... where we will pause briefly before moving on to Hood River, Oregon for more SUP racing. Then it's time to go home. We just got our last paychecks from teaching in China, so holidays have to end and real life in Vancouver will resume. I've been looking at flooring and kitchen appliances on the internet, so you can expect this blog to take on more of a home improvement slant soon. It'll be a lot like mountain biking, only with less mountains and bikes... and more plumbing. Everyone loves a good bit of plumbing.