The forecast said the rain would ease off in the afternoon but the rain persisted through the night. That didn’t stop 10 machines and 15 riders from donning their wet weather gear to hit the trails.
Thanks to ride leader Allen for co-piloting in the side x side while his arm is healing, Allen knows the Mt Ida trails better than anyone which made for an awesome mix of FSR and tight and twisty trail.
From the Deep Creek Road staging the ride headed south on the FSR in challenging misty conditions with foggy goggles before ducking off on a newer cut block road which joins onto the trail to Silver Creek. A short break at Silver Creek then back on the trails past the lake, down the powerlines then back on the FSR to staging.
We discussed navigation tools and I promised to share the trail and discount links for GaiaGPS:
6:30pm start Friday October 22
Starting from the Deep Creek Road staging area at Mt Ida, the goal of this ride is to hit the trails to enjoy the recent full moon (Wednesday), take in the amazing views of the city of Salmon Arm and tell stories around the campfire.
The forecast currently is calling for rain Friday night so come prepared for all conditions.
Night riding adds an element of difficulty so you need to be sure your lights are working and be confident in your abilities to tackle this ride. The trails aren’t that difficult but things sneak up on you in the dark.
There are a couple of outhouse facilities at Mt Ida, we’re not sure if we’ll be passing them so come equipped to do your business in the bushes.
The ride will be 2-4 hours and a single tank of fuel will be sufficient.
If you have any questions contact the club at [email protected]