My Local Favorite; Cold Creek

Kona getting his workout on.
Kona getting his workout on.

Had the chance on Saturday to head up to Cold Creek. I rode and pushed up to the picnic table with my friend Josef. It did get a bit colder after we climbed past the top of the clear cut on the trail, there was still also a tiny bit of snow near the top in a few shady spots.  There were a few puddles on the trail and just a couple of spots where it was muddy enough to turn up the pucker factor in the high speed turns. Aside from those minor challenges the rest of the trail was hero dirt. We had the whole trail to ourselves as there were no other cars in the parking lot.

Sunday was spotty with rain so I imagine it may have made the trail a bit more slippery but still prime condition. Get out and get your ride on at Cold Creek, one of the PDX Metro area’s best trails.  Its just the right amount of speed, flow, jumps, rock gardens, berms, drops and flat turns. It’s difficult to top in my opinion.  I always look forward to the next time I get to ride it. It’s the reason why I purchased and built up my Banshee Spitfire v2 and it is perfect for it! You can demo one at Hi-5 Bikes in Portland if you are curious about one. I recommend them!

Roots at speed are no problem for my amazing 26" Spank Oozy Trail 295's paired with my Conti Trail King 2.4's
Roots at speed are no problem for my amazing 26″ Spank Oozy Trail 295’s paired with my Conti Trail King 2.4’s
Following Josef from the top of Cold Creek!
Following Josef from the top of Cold Creek!
The worlds most perfect loam. And it's all around me!  L.R.E.A.M. !!
The worlds most perfect loam. And it’s all around me! L.R.E.A.M. !!
Laying it down in a turn.
Laying it down in a turn.
Getting over the bridge.
Getting over the bridge.
This was the only decent off the ground shot I was able to get.
This was the only decent off the ground shot I was able to get.
Looks like the mud was digging my calf.
Looks like the mud was digging my calf.
Peace Out!
Peace Out!

 

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