Okay, Andrew is better after sleep. :thumbsup:
SO, Kolapore - ****ing awesome place to ride!!!! Oh wait, I said that already. Meh, confirmation of the fact. Yesterday's ride was not only the best ever (evar!!!!!!111!!1!), but also one of my most educational. I discovered more about my strengths and weaknesses and can now make myself a better rider because of it.
The scenery is great! Yesterday's temp's weren't a concern, at least for me, with the leafy green canopy provided by the lush forest of the escarpment. I could have rode for another hour or two at the pace we were going, which was "fun-ified" by the flow offered by some suh-WEET ST. There's rocks, there's roots, there's more of each and no end in sight out there. I found it VERY easy to get carried away, find out i'm a little faster then I think I am in certain respects and then realize that rocks are hard. Yup, 3 more crashes to add to the list, BUT, the first one doesn't count - that was scarsellone's fault. We'll just leave it at that.
The other two came honest - one hidden rock (stupid raspberry bushes!) and one really bad line. (shrug)
I'd be remiss to mention that yesterday's ride would have been FAR less fun without good friends to share with, be motivated by and have good food with. :thumbsup: Our tourguide, Mike (I don't know his last name, but he's a cool guy and great rider) invited us over and extended his place to us and stuffed us like pigs with burgers, beer and watermelon when we were done. :thumbsup: THANKS MIKE! (burp)
Sorry, I was too full to get the camera.
Pics, part 1;
1) Entrance to Wonderland
2) the convoy wisk's it's way through the forest
3) JHB, Mike and Merdoff
4) JHB and scarsellone (hiding) crossing one of the many bridges
5) scarsellone tells us what it's like to take a ferrari offroad