Mudders Day Ride

I took the day off for Mother’s Day this year, and was determined to get a mountain bike ride in on “my” day.


I had a lot planned for the day, and I didn’t have a lot of time–so I headed for an easy spin at Nonotuck Park in Easthampton. I started off near the pond on rooty single track. I took it slow, mostly because an injury would be wildly inconvenient for me (when is it ever convenient to get hurt?).  I took my time and focused on technical skills. I was pleased that I handled most of the terrain without issue, and enjoyed taking it slow and mastering the trail.


The rest of the ride I kept easy:  rooty, flat, twisty, with fun bridges over water features.  The trails were mostly dry, but with all the rain we’ve had, I dunked a few times into mucky puddles.  It was a quicky–about 45 minutes, but enough to put a grin on my face.  Short & sweet 🙂



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About Karen

Mid-life female amateur athlete focused on cyclocross, mountain biking, and road cycling.

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