Trail Discovery: “Jack Daniels”

I know Water Dog in Belmont pretty well. I’ve ridden there for years, at times as often as four times a week, before work. I was surprised when I joined Passion Trail BikesWednesday Wride last night and we rode a trail completely new to me.

To be fair, it wasn’t in Water Dog proper, but on the other side of Hastings Drive, on the way to the jump area farther down the hill. But this trail, called “Jack Daniels” by the folks on the ride, was good stuff. It’s steep and loose and has lots of tight turns with berms. It’s pretty soft, probably due to summer conditions and obvious wear—it clearly wasn’t built as a sustainable trail. But it sure was fun, and I’m looking forward to hitting it again the next time I’m at Water Dog.