Thursday, August 6, 2015

Micro Tour to the Mudhole

I haven't written a lot,
because I haven't ridden a lot.

Kinda like a rhyme.  The good news for you here, is that I don't just pen words for the hell of it.  I write biking things I think you might find informative and maybe entertaining.  The following may be both...or one of those...or neither of those.

Summers are busy at the shop.  Not much time to work in camping trips...or rides.  We decided we would just bring everything to work with us last Saturday, pack up our bikes as soon as we closed shop and hit the road.  The destination for the evening was the Mudhole Campground, just outside Priest River.  A mere 23 miles, had seemingly just enough short hills for trailing pulling and a nice wide shoulder.  Plan was made.

That is a Surly Ted Trailer. Not light, but it will haul a big load no problem..and fit on any bike.  I tried not to do the math, but Shadow weighs 70 lbs and the trailer is about 45 lbs.  And then there was my overnight gear.  I made all the hills, but almost fell over on one.
blood red moon

now you don't see that very often

this would work in a pinch for sure

We had a great night at the Mudhole.  The place is very well kept and clean.  We were out and back to town in 18 hours.  A mini adventure for sure, but well worth it.


slamb2002 said...

Very cool! I'm looking to do a similar thing. I have a larger dog 100lbs. Did yours have enough room to lay down? I'm trying to decide between the Bill & Ted Trailers.


B-Railer said...

My pup is 70ish lbs and she has plenty of room to lay down. Given the weight of the trailer I went with the Ted and it has plenty of room for what I haul. Have fun!