The OPEN U.P just arrived, and it’s like Christmas in July; at least for those of us into riding road bikes on dirt. Away from the pavement is another type of riding: acute, contrasting, and with scenery like I shared yesterday on Medium. The U.P is one of the adventure bikes I’m riding late summer and into the fall. I hope past another beaver dam.
On a suffering scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being “on the phone calling for help,” this ride was a 2. What hitting level 2 did do, is remind us of past 5s, and we knew how to get back to the car safely. This summer we’ve been riding every inch of the Iron Horse Trail and making our way, trailhead by trailhead, towards Ellensburg. We’ve ridden through 3 of the 4 tunnels on the State’s rails-to-trails park.
Read the the rest of the story about our Iron Horse trail rides on Medium Bicycles, and in the next issue of our magazine when it drops later this week. I had a Scott Addict CX-1 with me.