I went a on a mountain bike ride, and it went something like this:
South Mills River > Squirrel Gap > Laurel Creek > Bradley Creek
Then part of the group went and did the Pilot somethingoranother loop, but I went back to the cars with a couple of people because I was a big crankypants that day. I had taken a spill at a pretty high speed (for me) on a long, flat, sliiiightly off-camber rock on South Mills River that is apparently notorious for sliding front wheels out from under riders. Would that I had known. I was also on a demo bike that I didn't particularly like, in part because the knobbies on the (Specialized Renegade) tires were infinitely frustrating in their wimpiness, and also in part because the fork had 'burped' and let some air out of the negative air chamber, leaving me with a lot less travel. It was no good, my friends.
You know what they say, though. A bad day on the bike is still better than a blah blah blah.
I did see my first rattlesnake ever on my pouty ride back to the car!
Distain for the bike aside, it was a decent day. I didn't get hurt too badly, and I got to ride and hang out with some new people. I definitely reached my monthly quota of creek crossings on the Bradley Creek trail! We started counting a few crossings in, so we weren't sure how many exactly that there are, but it's somewhere around seven or maybe even nine. Craziness.