The old farts strike again. It is one of those things I have wanted to do for the past few years. I wanted to check out the mountain biking trails just down the road from Vagabond Lodge. The Golden Cycling Club has done an amazing job putting in more and more trails each year. The big one for distance is the CBT Trail which means Columbia Basin Trust which is where they managed to get some of their funding I assume. Larry, a part time neighbour and friend and retired Doctor(always thinking ahead), has done a lot of mountain biking. I had talked to him a few times earlier this summer about taking me on the trail. With some nice sunny weather yesterday was the day. We first took one car down to the lower parking area which is just by the Columbia River at the bottom of the hill. We then came back up and jumped on our bikes and rode down the road to the trail head of the CBT trail which is a few km away. Then it was basically a single track for the next hour or so. There are a few wooden bridges to cross(I walked a couple) and some challenging terrain. The downhill "switchbacks" were the trickiest. But we managed to come away "unscathed." Loved the ride and can't wait to do it again. The length is 9.4 km and the elevation change is about 300 metres. It is very popular either direction so you have to watch out. Highly recommended. Click Here or on the photo for a video of our trip.