Jens first game in the old DECC, squaring off vs a team from Omaha. Team was called the tropics. I didn't know there was palm trees in Nebraska.
The goalie on Jens team pointed out there were 64 total teams in the tourney and their team was one of four not to play in the new AMSOIL arena which is home of the UMD Bulldogs. Pretty nice facility for 8-15 year olds to play in, the summer no less. Crazy.
In between games the first day, met up with Jake and we rode at Piedmont which is currently my favorite trail system in the Minnesota if not out of all the trails I have ridden in the country and few places in Canada and Norway. Jake took me to the opposite side or south side which just opened up some new trails. Super, super fun stuff. Has a bit of the flow mixed in to some raw, super technical sections. More photos and full report in next weeks skinnyski report.
Taking it all in.
The next day went up to Grand Marais and spent final two days up there. I went up to Pincushion to check out the new mtb trails in the morning than early evening, back up with Jonell and Jens to ride a lap. Jonell did great and was fun riding. Again, full report in skinnyski recap but a nice mix of old school singletrack, flow and rocky north shore stuff.
Taking a dip in Lake Superior post ride.
Overall a great trip and some fun times and memories.