Some local workout rides.

If, like The Logging Road Cyclist you are a poor to mediocre MTB rider, and are usually trying to get fit again after your most recent brush with senescence, you’ll like these  road/trail rides that use some of Mac Forest’s gravel and easy trails, a Short Workout Ride (11mi., 2300′) and a Longer Workout Ride (18mi., 3300′). TLRC saw a big, healthy Bobcat out on the Nettleton Rd. when he did the latter the other day.

Speaking of workout rides, it’s the season for the C2C-FS30 loop around Mary’s peak, so TLRC and Gnat did it on Sunday.  It’s pretty close to town, and about the same umph as the Longer Workout ride. The difference is that most of the climb is in one 8-mile push that is never really hard, but never really easy either…

TLRC ponders Mary’s Peak from the Harlan Valley at the base of the big climb.

3 thoughts on “Some local workout rides.

  1. I like your occasional ride stories. I’ve only ridden roads, but I’d like to try MTB riding. I don’t know where the short ride goes, exactly. Is there somewhere I can get the route?


    • Hey Larry,
      If you click on the highlighted text, you’ll get a Garmin map of the route. From Oak Cr., climb to Dimple Hill, drop Dan’s to Lower Horse, climb up Lower and Upper Horse, drop Alpha, climb back up whichever road it is that goes to the top of Extendo I don’t know the number, drop Extendo. Have fun!

      • Ok thanks TLRC
        I could see Patterson Rd
        600, but it looked like the route dropped off and just went cross country. I’ll go there and give it a shot. Thanks.

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