Team Sportsman adventures

Category: Beryl bike

Easter Weekend 1: Mountainbiking

Mountain biking was the activity pulled from the Sportsman quiver for our Easter weekend trip to the Alabama Hills.  A slight detour to Keyesville, introduced Beryl to the Kern River Trails.  Unfortunately, it is too early in the year for the Kern River Canyon wildflower/California poppy display.

Getting her groove on the Trail Gator.  As an aside, this marks our last attempt to use the Trail Gator, regardless of the bike set-up, her bike tends to lean to the side limiting its usefulness, and further tightening only crushes her headtube

channelling MJ through the sand

Descending in loose, deep sand is a skill to be developed

There is never shame to hike-a-bike

She thrived on the single track

Will have to break that hanging-tongue habit

Even small inclines can be daunting with small wheels

Booboos happen

The other reason to detour…

Searching for better camp sites in the Alabama Hills. Helpful push through the sand

A day at the Park

Pleasanton BMX Park

Just like a pro before a ride..

It didn’t take long for Beryl to get her groove on


She didn’t know about riding the wall…yet..


Preparing to get her pump on, gaining “Hero Speed” on the backsides


She had to walk a turn on the backside

until she learned to carry her speed

After a few laps, I gave up trying to run with her and just enjoyed the show



at the end of the day, she took the camera

I gave the Rat Ride a little workout


my Keirin Cut Jeans were good to go

She has a good eye

finishing strong with a selfie, in need of a tissue..



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