La vie de vélo

Adventures in cycling and life

Mammoth trip

Instead of a ‘typical’ bachelor party, we decided to go for week-long trip to Mammoth Lakes for some biking, hiking, beer and just plain old hanging out. It was a great trip and it was great to see my friends all in one place again ( In total out group spanned the nation from CO, VT, CT, Santa Barbara, DC, and LA)

Lots of food. Lots of beer.

Rented some 5.5″ travel trail bikes (Specialized Pitch Comps) and proceeded to thrash them in the drivetrain-eating pumice.

The views on Mammoth Mtn were not bad! The singletrack on this mountain is world class!

Some cool technical stuff.

Hot Creek … “Hey – there’s some water boiling up from the magma below. Let’s stick our finger in it.”

Coming back from Mammoth Rock while a T-strom rolls in.

Who needs showers and ice baths when you can just jump in the ‘recovery stream’

Hiking around Saddleback Lake at 10,500 ft near Yosemite.

Overall we put in about 15 hours of biking. The best trails were honestly the mountain resort trails (Juniper, Paper Route, Flow, Shotgun, Up/Downtown) but there were some cool trails outside the resort (Mammoth Rocks, Mountian View, San Jouqin Ridge, The Knolls) which tended to be really loose but still tons of fun. The hiking up in the Sierras is awesome as well and we put in 5 hours on our feet exploring the area.

The evenings consisted of very little bachelor-party-esque debauchery other than drinking large quantities of beer. We were content to just put our feet up and chill after long days in the sun. I wish we could do this every week!

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July 13, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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