|Nothing like some sweet Woolly flow to get you stoked for a long day in the saddle! Photo Credit: Jason Kunshier|
By Dallas Wynne
On a casual group ride a few friends discussed the idea of completing a metric on our local singletrack mountain bike trail as part of the Cup O’ Dirt Challenge. The plan included an all day grazing stack table at the trailhead picnic area, and a scoreboard to track the mileage totals of Keith, Jason, Nate, Ben, Tyler, Starr, and myself.
|The lap log sheet for the 2015 Woolly Metric. Photo Credit: Benjamin Mullin|
|Dallas's Trek X-Caliber at the entrance to the Wissahickon section of the Woolly Trail on Woolly Metric Day. Photo Credit: Jason Kunshier|
|The name sake of the "Erratic Rock" section of Woolly on Woolly Metric day. Photo Credit: Jason Kunshier|
And so went the workmanlike process of completing laps, filling water bottles, and eating 300- 400 calories with each pass of the trailhead picnic table.
By 2:00 pm Tyler and I having started early were tied at 54 miles, while the rest of our crew were between 38 and 45. At that point the heavy rain arrived which signaled the closure of the Woolly. We met briefly and decided to finish our metric on the crushed limestone goodness of the nearby Gandy Dancer State trail that would not be damaged by riding in the rain.
At over eight hours, this is the longest and Woolliest metric of the year. We all agreed that it would be worth doing again next year.
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|Endless beauty and flow awaits YOU at Woolly! Photo Credit: Jason Kunshier|