Part car, part closet, part storage building, there's just nothing to not love about an Element.
By the time I got to the trails and got ready to ride, the snow was coming down pretty good. The trails were starting to get covered with a heavy, wet covering of the white stuff. Steele Creek is a city park in Bristol, Tennessee and the trails there are actually pretty bad. It's a shame too because the place is really beautiful with a lake and a lot of potential for some really nice trails. Instead there is a few miles of poorly designed and built trails that suffer from advanced erosion and if it wasn't so close to where I work (less than 5 minutes), I probably wouldn't even bother.
Any port in a storm they say.
There is a lot of steep fall line trails at Steele Creek like this one. It is much steeper than the picture shows.
Somebody actually thought this switchback was a good idea. It is nearly impossible to ride.
I call this one Jabberwocky in Snow.
Gratuitous Duckman shot.
The day wasn't a total success though. On a steep and rocky section in a fall line descent, I crashed hard and sprained my thumb. It hurt like a ****** ****er and made me mad but really I shouldn't have been riding it in the first place in those conditions. It was so slick that I fell again just walking down the rest of it. Nothing like a swift kick in the balls to top a bad day.