I rode the Alpine Trail last fall and though I prefer gravel over single track it was fun but a challenge. I parked in Westfir at the Office Bridge parking lot. From there I headed up the National Forest Road-19 ( Aufderheide ) a few miles and then headed on to forest service road NF-1912 for a tough hour climb up to Windy Pass which has a fork and opened intersection. I stayed to the right on to NF-1911 and a short ways further was the trail off to the left. Its a little hard to find the trail, but it is obvious once you see it. From that point you are on single track and it’s a roller coaster ride from there. Be careful and have fun.
The North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) is the world’s premier showcase for frame builders and its mission is to celebrate the artistry, skill, and inspiration of their craft. I have attended three shows over the last few years and each year they get bigger and better.
It was the first time this year I got to break out my Kenda Klondike studded tires (700x35c) and give them a ride. I took a spin down to Market of Choice to pick up groceries while it was snowing. Most MTB tires will go well in soft fresh snow, but when it gets packed, or turns to ice, the Klondikes are the way to go.
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