so lately I have been hitting ES after work. Today I got there around 645......changed my flat and on the trail at 7. I have always had this issue with not being able to see the trail at dusk. This goes back to my moto days and riding colony after work. Soon as the sun starts to set, my timing is off.
So as I rode and got to Hell hill...... I couldnt carry the speed to the hill and dogged it up in the teeney weenie ring. cut my speed a lot. and basically snailed the last of the trail. I turned up the wick a little here and there, but I knew it was nothing but recipe for disaster.
I herd some one coming up on me and turned it up a bit...timing off..... but there was not much left and it was all easy shit till the end. Got into the new stuff after crossing back over...... flow was incredible and hammering I was....... but just before exiting the new stuff I clipped a tree which created the pinball effect....was not good. Holy crap.......My shoulder....... My hands (yes both) and my right fore arm. Raspberries and swollen and the pain is setting in. I keep telling myself to suck it up
Lesson learned.... go with the gut!