This week, however, we are on vacation, and on Tuesday, we did do some tandem 'cross. There were no barriers or run-ups, but we did manage a good portion of our 45 mile ride on the dirt, along with 2900' of climbing. Took the trusty Cannondale, threw some cross tires on, and away we went. It was kind of neat to be riding our bike on the trails we snowmobile in the winter, although we typically ride the rail trail at about 60 mph on the sleds, compared to the 14mph uphill headwind tandem ride... We also explored a couple of new [dirt/paved] roads on this adventure - Valley Rd and Pinkham B Rd.
We rode up Pinkham to Great Glen - awesome views of Mt. Washington todayAlthough the old railroad bed seemed flat, it had some elevation to it as well. The profile doesn't look like we did ANY flat riding. No wonder my legs were tired when we were done!