I would say that Hertiage is badass in any weather! I tried it a couple of times when I still had my mountain bike, got frustrated, and made up excuses like (1) well, screw it -- I'm just a roadie anyhow; or (2) my hard-tail 29er just wasn't the right tool for the job(?).
I always liked Yargo better, because I could actually have fun there. Chicopee woods up near Gaineville was fun, too.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Steve Boyette <rcboyette@...> wrote:
> Well, not that I would even begin to consider myself a badass at this point in
> time, but IÂ did manage to goÂ mountain biking at heritage park this afternoon.Â
> The wind just never seems to beÂ a factor in the woods.Â Of course, I almost
> killed myself
several times and decided to cut it short as it also tends to get
> darker earlier in the woods.Â This was my first excursion to heritage park and I
> thinkÂ I can now say that I get what everyone means when they say "it's
> technical" when compared to fort yargo.
> Kudos to everyone that got out and did something today!
> Steve B.
> From: "scarecrow1@..." <scarecrow1@...>
> To: email@example.com
> Sent: Sat, January 8, 2011 5:35:44 PM
> Subject: [classiccitycycling] This week's award goes to . . .
> So there I was, 16 miles into an 18-mile run. (I know this is a cycling group
> but I'm
getting to that.) Lunging hard straight into the teeth of the wind.
> Thinking what a badass I was, especially given that there were very few cyclists
> out and about today; thinking, to wit, that upon completion of my run I would
> have no choice but to nominate myself for the Badass of the Week Award.
> Alas, just as I strode past the pipeline terminal on the access road, near the
> silos, came two cyclist barreling down before the wind, on the way home from
> battling the elements, no doubt, in the wild winterlands of Jaxco. While it was
> a joy too recognize (a little slowly in my depleted state) the faces, and the
> strong big-mile cadence, of Joe and Leonard, this also meant that the award
> could not, in good conscious, be given to my humble self. As I much as I
> suffered, I did not envy anyone brave enough to mount a bicycle today.
> Therefore, without
further ado (and before my comma-counter goes into the red
> zone) I nominate, and raise a glass to, Joe, Leonard, and any other fool (I
> mean, uh, hard-core cyclist) who was out there today to share the Badass of the
> Week Award.