I realized it had been over a year since I rode to Camp 9 from my house so I decided to fix that. The day after a rain storm is an awesome time to hit the gravel roads in your area. It doesn't damage the trails and single speeds don't really care how gooey it is.
I only ran into 1 car the whole time I was on dirt and only three on the pavement. Total solitude for three hours. It's always cool to wander around this area and imagine the gold miners coming through here on foot and horseback. It kind of makes riding it on a single look wimpy in comparison.
I also wanted to give a long term update in my Lynskey Ridgeline 29. I think this bike is perfectly set up for what I ask of it. It gets the worst treatment and the least maintenance of my bikes. If the conditions suck and I'm afraid of wrecking the shifting or linkage bearings on the other bikes I don't think twice about running the Lynskey through the worst slime or mud. The sliding dropouts work flawlessly. The handling is more XC than anything I've had before but It's not a bad thing. I have the Fox terralogic fork on it. That was a bit of a gamble for me because I like controlling my suspension. But it has proven to be the perfect addition for a single speed bike. It is always locked when your standing up hammering away and its always open on the down hill. The SKS frame fender is also very nice to have on muddy days like this one, I never had to clean my glasses. If I was to build another one I would probably skip the blingy seatpost. It is cool and it has a lot of give but I think every bike needs a dropper. Over all for a Titanium frame I don't think your can beat the quality for the price Lynskey is asking. Also they are made in U.S.A. and very receptive to questions when you call, can't tell you about he warrantee because I haven't broke it (yet).