Conditions were better today, but still less than perfect. Rain was not falling from the sky, but the trails were definitely wet, and some of the trails were unrideable.
Our group from yesterday had shrunken considerably with the forecasted 50% of rainfall for the day. Lynda decided to change the route today because the soil in the desert turns into clay. We didn’t get to avoid it entirely. The road we took to get to the singletrack was wet, and it was only a matter of minutes until everyone’s bikes were bogged down in mud. After some time scooping handfuls of mud off the tires and drive-train, we hiked for a little while and conditions improved.
I rode a bit easier today than I did yesterday with my average HR being about 25 beats lower, but still got in a great workout. The terrain today was considerably more technical and rocky. I enjoy flowy, fast singletrack, but I also have a love for challenging terrain as well.
The sky was huge today…and the sun came out.
Mr. Kerkove is Mr. Kool.
I stole this video from Jeff. It’s kinda funny. Move aside, boyoyois!
Some of us wore our Sunday best. I love this jersey!
Tomorrow is supposed to be a 100 mile day. We’ll see how the trails fair after the sunshine today. Cross your fingers!