In cog? Neato!
It's been wet here in Oregon's Willamette Valley. Last week we were under evacuation orders for a flood (thankfully my abode stayed higher than the rising waters). Six weeks before that we suffered a couple feet of snow in a place that doesn't even receive snow every year. Bottom line: thousands of trees down. Trails are covered in stacks of tree trunks and debris - we'll be doing even more trailwork this year than usual (understatement).
And these dense forests require a lot of trailwork even following a "normal" winter.
So I'm looking at this thing in my garage and fantasizing about getting it out to play. (Either one, actually, but I prefer the Smash.) It may be old (aluminum frame, got it in August '18) but I got a metal bike because I wanted a metal bike, so there's that. I do love it. I've ridden the Black Stallion quite a bit since acquiring it, most recently on a 6 week snowbird trip to Las Vegas, Prescott, Sedona & Tucson - that was a nice break from the PNW winter rain. Though the desert suffered a real winter this year, too.
Anyway local snow and rain and floodwaters leave me longing for what's yet to come - tacky singletrack that weaves though dense old growth rainforests. Plenty of that around here, along with rivers and lakes and mountains. I'm suffering cabin fever. Wanna get out in it.
Patience required. Meanwhile, trailwork. Hope y'all are able to get out to ride even as some of us feel somewhat trapped.