Tree Huggers


Helen and I went to Coyote Trails near Coulterville, Illinois this evening. We rode both on the practice track, and in the woods. It was Helen’s first time in the woods. She was fantastic. I could see the apprehension on her face when we approached the first creek crossing. Helen had never ridden across a creek before. But she watched me do it, then she followed, and she made it across cleanly. Each 2.5 mile lap of the woods has four creek crossings. By Helen’s third lap, she was leading me through the woods, and hitting the creeks at a run with her feet up. She is one brave little girl. Helen handled the steep hills very well too. I had a heck of a time getting her off the bike at 7:30 pm. On the ride home, she told me that she liked the creek crossings the best.

Helen rides the practice track

Beautiful weather for a trail ride


Helen on the practice track

Helen climbs a hill on the practice track


Helen, foot out on the practice track

Foot out!


Helen's first crash on the practice track

Wipe out!


Helen struggles from under her bike

Ouch


Helen gets back up from a crash

Dust yourself off


Helen starts her bike after a crash

Start it back up


Helen gets going after a crash

Take off, eh?


Helen starts taking pictures with the helmet cam

Let's head into the woods


Helen admires the pond

Helen really liked this pond, and craned her neck to get a shot of it.


Helen and Bill wait for an ATV rider to clear off

Helen consults her dad


Helen and her dad about to set off

Is there a better view anywhere in the world?


Helen crosses a rocky creek

Rocks!


Helen about to cross the creek

Water!


Helen rides a winding trail in the woods

The winding trails in the woods


Helen follows her dad up a hill

Follow the leader

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