With a home cooked meal in me, a great night’s sleep, and having enjoyed time with my family (sister Kathy, brother in law Jeff, brother Chips, sister in law Lynn, niece Samantha, and nephew Michael) I was able to convince Jeff to do Section 11 with me. Without the weight of my luggage the riding was much more enjoyable.
Jeff did the first 12 miles with me
The bike handled a bit more spirited without all the weight
It was some of the best single track (roller coaster smooth) of the trip
I left Jeff with the truck at mile 12 and continued to finish the rest of the segment.
It was great riding. At one point I heard a thrashing sound…looked back and saw the tail of a bear running down the side of the mountain. This gave me a huge adrenaline boost and rode fast to make the distance between us as great as possible.
The trail finished up with a 781ft drop in 1.5 miles. Here’s a video of it: