We rode from Dog Pen this weekend. It was a super fun excellent ride. My buddy Drew writes narratives for these rides when he uploads them to Strava and I’m just going to let him tell the story and post a few pictures and a video.
This was just another fun filled day in the SNF. Today’s riders were Amy, Joe, Matt, Greg, Glen, Dustin and myself. We chose The Dogpen as our starting point and was it such the nice outing. Amy, Dustin and Glen finally got to meet the owner of The Dogpen, Kenneth Richards who is just the nicest man you would ever want to meet. This was Dustin and Amy’s first time here at The Dogpen, not so sure about Dustin but for my granddaughter Amy, I know it was her first time and did she ever standout. Of course with her being pretty much a rookie in the the world of Eastside riding, it was mainly her then me in the rear with Joe pretty much leading us thru the fine ride with the other guys up ahead and being so gracious in letting us ride all day with them and man can the likes of Joe, Matt, Greg, Glen and Dustin ride the Shawnee. We rode the 001 to over and around Hayes Creek Canyon area,near the
Blackerby’s land, Mustang Lane, by Jackson Hole Natural Area, the 496, into the 497 where we got some beautiful pictures of the sun and the colors thru the trees on some of these great switchbacks, with alot of the 491 and 491A involved until we finally reached Petticoat Junction and then back across that creek and onto the the next creek crossing near the 001 and back up to the TH. We all were very pleased with how well Amy rode the whole way on a fully rigid SS 29er and she barely put a foot down and on the last climb out to theTH, did not falter one bit. Poppy was so proud of her and what is great about the whole thing, her and her sister Amanda seem to really enjoy the riding in the Shawnee and all of the guys are so nice to them. A fun day was had by all. Next ride will be Wed morning leaving our house 8AM sharp with for sure Amanda and Joe and probably Matt.