On Saturday, Jordan had a rare day off, so we joined our friends and went mountain biking in Vermont. The Green Mountain Trails are located near Killington in the town of Pittsfield, Vermont. They have 25 miles of singletrack trails labeled by difficulty.
Mountain bike trails are categorized just like ski trails. Thankfully there was a wide range of greens, blues and blacks to ride. I like to stick to greens and blues.
Mountain biking on trails I have never been on in kind of nerve wracking. Thankfully I could ride most of them. We climbed up to the summit to a little stone cabin.
There were also some really great views!
The guys wanted to ride the “Devils Throat” down. Just the name of that trail scares me. Thankfully when you can’t ride the trail you can always hike it. Hiking with a mountain bike is just a little bit harder than regular hiking…
(No, I do not ride in Chacos…)
After I made it down Devil’s Thumb, thankfully there were many blues and greens to ride. The last mile back to the car was a downhill style trail that was so much fun! In the end I think we rode about 10 miles. It was tough!
I think I’m improving every time I ride. This summer a few friends and I are going to Vermont for a women’s mountain biking event where we’ll take clinics to learn proper riding techniques. I’m so excited!