Ride Report – Levis Mound!

Yep – I said RIDE report, not RACE report!


Body wasn’t up to the task of racing Levis Trow 50 this year. So I missed the race weekend but the day was spent recuperating and was a day well spent. Little did I know that the next weekend I would have the opportunity to head up there with a great group of guys, and get to know the trails that I’ve been away from for a couple years!

An early morning journey out of Waunakee with John, and Mark from Fat Tire Guides got us up there and riding a little before 11am, where we met up with Gary from FTG and a group of others who call Nine Mile Forest, Levis Trow & Standing Rocks their “Home Trails.” Not a bad place to be.

Big group of us, a few mechanicals, and lots of climbing.  Felt great on the SS, smiling the entire time even though my legs were getting reaaaaaaal tired! Rode 99% of all the trails we were on – ran about 50ft of trail total. Was stoked about that – considering I was doing 1RPM for a lot of the trail! (or so it seemed!)

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The trails are absolutely fantastic.  Riding along the bluffs, surfing the ridges and cascading over the bridges over the cliff edges aren’t for the faint of heart.  I loved every second of it!

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The scenery was quite amazing as well.  I love the topography as you go farther and father North.  Nothing but trees as far as the eye can see.

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The trails are way too cool to only visit once a year.   I’d like to return with a properly geared bike to keep things easy, and spend more than 3 hours riding next time.  We had an absolute blast and I got to go riding with a great group of guys.

Loving the trails at Levis Mound!!!

Awesome day of riding. Will be back soon!

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About Geo

I pedal a lot and spend time on two wheels. Greenie at heart. I have one chance at this whole life thing - so I better make the most of it.

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