So I've started mountain biking over the last few months. My conditioning is still not great, but I've enjoyed Bluff View, Zombie, Stingy Nettle area, and Creve Coeur. Today I tried Cedar Bluff.
Honestly, I kind of hated it. First, the tunnel freaked me out as my head was scraping the top (and I'm 5'10). I took the trail clockwise and the uphill killed me. By the time I got to the downhill portions I felt it wasn't able to enjoy them because it kind of felt like I was going down a washed out ravine and didn't feel comfortable going too fast. Trail seems not well maintained, and was just really hard for me and at the same time not enjoyable as some of the other harder trails (zombie)
So, my question is...do other people feel this way or am I just really bad at this right now? And how does Cedar Bluff compare to other Castlewood trails?
On a side note, I came out of the tunnel at the end and there was an old man and women standing there both holding shovels acting surprised to see me, which isn't really the kind of thing I love seeing out in the woods.
Also, on my way out back to Sherman Beach lot heard what sounded like an extremely large tree fall back in the Stingy Nettle direction. Sounded like a bomb followed by crackling fireworks. Hope no one was around.