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August 6, 2009

Mt. Seymour—Ned’s Atomic Dustbin (Ride 7)

Filed under: BC 2009, MTB Travel — anotherheader @ 12:23 am

Pucker it up and let roll.  Josh on Ned's Atomic Dustbin

Pucker it up and let it roll. Josh on Ned's Atomic Dustbin

After our Mt. Fromme epic, an easier day was needed.  We headed back to Mt. Seymour.  Uncle Knobular decided to take the day off and volunteered to drive the shuttle for us.  We shuttled up to the bottom of CBC so we could ride Ned’s Atomic Dustbin, one of our favorites from last year’s trip.  The plan would have Uncle Knobs hanging out in the local café waiting for our return.  We would never question the generous offer of a shuttle though we fretted that the presence of the library near the café could potentially conflict with certain parole conditions.

From the drop off point, we headed down Corkscrew and over to the historic Mushroom Parking Lot and the top of Ned’s Atomic Dustbin.  The conditions were dry and tacky.  Ned’s is an old school trail that follows a steep, well-worn road cut down the hill.  The trail has a few build-ups but the main challenge is the tricky rock drops that frequent the path down the hill.  With the dry conditions, the trail was easier this year compared to our first visit last year and we made it down in short order.*

Mind the gap (Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Mt. Seymour)

Mind the gap (Ned's Atomic Dustbin, Mt. Seymour)

At the bottom we connected to Bridal Path that we took most of the way back.  Our early arrival back at the café surprised Uncle Knobs.  We were just happy that he was still there.

* It seems that we usually end up with many fewer pictures when the trail action is continuous and good.  The better the trail, the fewer pictures we have at the end.

Pictures:  http://picasaweb.google.com/AnotherHeader/NedsPicasa#

Becky takes the safe line on Ned's

Becky takes the safe line on Ned's

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1 Comment »

  1. Nice bike, Josh! Good to see that somebody in our group got up there with an RFX. 😉

    Comment by Scott — August 6, 2009 @ 8:51 am


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