Tuesday, January 06, 2009


As if lonely lunchtime rides in the desert outside one of Nevada's oldest towns weren't spooky enough... I came across this just before Christmas.

I have been building singletrack trails to ride at lunch for the past 3 years. A few of months ago I started to notice strange tracks on my trails. How did I know they weren't mine? I have a specific line I ride on each trail as I know them all by heart (having built them myself). When someone is not familiar with the trail, their tracks tend to "wander".

Fast forward to last month... I was at a turn off point in one trail when I noticed someone had extended it further into the desert so I decided to check it out. It turned out to be a pretty cool extension that led back to a fire road so I started riding it every day to get it good and distinct. After the following weekend, I came through and noticed the bones... weird.

It seems to be about 80% of a horse that someone took the time to reassemble and make look like an alien. It still creeps me out every time I pass it, but it's kinda cool.