from the woods i came out to this wide open area
this place was empty
it looks like a quarry, but it's actually a natural rock erosion
watch for roots...lots of them along and across the trails
voila! i was going up the hill in deep pea sized gravel, i didn't even put my foot down, the rear just spun and dug in.
could not get it unstuck, it just kept on digging. learned this trick from jimmy lewis, put bike on the side, find a big rock and put in the hole (i used a good chunk of wood - weigh less)
past noon time and did 42 fun miles