A small but enthusiastic group rode Sullivan Canyon on Saturday December 3rd. Dave and Nolan, Kat and Josiah, and John and Ethan met in Brentwood, where the weather was cool and the winds were calm. Dave gave everybody a brief overview of the trail ahead, stressing the importance of speed control down the first paved hill.
The group rode the gradual incline for about 2 miles, some choosing to walk rather than ride over the concrete waffle blocks that dot the area. A downed tree blocked the rest of the trail at about 2 and 1/2 miles in, so the group took that as a sign to take a break, have a snack and explore the area. Kat found a small bit of California Sage, and introduced the boys to what some hikers call “Cowboy Cologne.” The boys pretended to be characters from Star Wars, and then Kat pointed out the large leaves on the trail, which were bigger than most of their faces.
The ride back took about 15 minutes because it was all downhill, followed by one challenging paved uphill back to the cars. Check out the photo gallery of the ride, and you can also see the downed tree. Because it was a small group and everybody enjoyed the location so much, we’ll be back at Sullivan Canyon on January 7th, and we hope to see more of you there! Meet on the Brentwood side: http://www.socalmtb.com/socal/trails/sullivan.htm.