We had a crew of 7 head up for a South Boundary adventure on Sunday. Parked at the bottom, and shuttled ourself up to the Palo Flascado pass, to do Elliot Barker portion of the ride.
It helps to have a big truck every so often.
Unfortunately, we weren't 10 miles in to the ride when Scott "got all Scott" on his wheel, and broke it in a very unfixable way:
Thats Marc and I making a valiant attempt to re-hab a blown up freehub body, but it was to no avail. Pedaling the bike was useless, as it would just freewheel forward.
So, rather than doing the logical thing and turning back, hiking for maybe an hour and spending the next 4 hours waiting in the truck for us to return, Scott decided to "harden the f*ck up" and just finish the ride anyway:
We took turns helping him push the bike up hills, we towed and pushed each other along the flat sections, and then on the descents, Scott would hop back on his ride and proceed to school us as usual.
The leaves were changing, and the views were fantastic.
Danny was looking lovely in the most worn out, stretched out, gnarly pair of shorts I've seen in a while:
And Charlie was looking lovely because he is Charlie, and is always looking lovely:
It was so much fun.
I have a GPX file for the ride, if you are interested in going and checking it out. I don't think the route we took is the most common one, but according to my sources, it is the best way to go.