It's not quite dry on Ascutney, but Chris Rumrill and Julie Arnold's trails in Hartland are dry, so they have invited us to come ride.
Meanwhile, at this time of year, I always think of this:
The leaves aren’t out yet.
It’s dank, getting dark, and it’s dirty.
I’ve had a hard day,
Kept the banker at bay,
Now it’s wine time or maybe beer-thirty.
So, why should I ride, when I could be inside,
In the comfort of couch and kitchen,
Let the tube bring me sports
And shows of all sorts
Or there's video games if I'm itchin’?
Why do I rise to the challenge;
Try my power, endurance, and balance;
Pedal hours on end,
Climb the hills and descend,
Let the roots and the rocks test my talents?
Well, when all's said and done, votes are in, races run
And all of my energy’s spent,
I could easily bail,
But I head for the trail,
‘Cause I can't get enough “Funishment!"
Meet at 5:45 at 111 Webster Rd., Hartland. Their trails are not best for beginners, but as for pace, I know at least one rider will be going slow.