Friday afternoon we got a short ride in on the Kokopelli trails. It was a beautiful afternoon and the dirt was tacky from rain earlier in the week.
Saturday we ventured to 18 road. These trails have been some of my favorites in the past, but today most of them were just lumpy from cow tracks. I decided to rename 'Chutes and Ladders' to 'Chutes and pot holes'. It was also super windy and I thought I may blow off some of the exposed cliffs. Fortunately I didn't. We had a great time regardless. My highlight of the day was cleaning all of 'Zippety-do-dah'. It is not the most technical of trails, but it seems there is always something that causes me to dabble. Not today! We got in a solid three hours of riding on this day and many more hours of relaxing.
18 Road trails
Shannon and I have debated this photo. I think it is sideways. He says that it is an optical illusion because of the steep (in Shannon's words: "Super steep, almost vertical") downhill before the photo was shot. I still think it is sideways.
We traverse the limestone mounds in the photo. I always think I'm going to blow off.
Sunday, we were back at Kokopelli trails to get in a couple hours before traveling back to Salt Lake City. We did most of the big loop and some of the more fun smaller loops. It started out beautiful, however the wind picked up on the cliffs of Mary's Loop. I did blow off the trail and into a tree today. Another great day of riding.
This was supposed to be a cool overlook on Mary's Loop. We kind of missed it in the photo:(
Finding speed on Rustler's Loop
(Don't worry Dicky, the visor comes off when I race for real)
This weekend was also unique in that it was the first time we left the puppy home. We had someone stay at the house, and it must have gone well. He hardly seemed to miss us and is already back into his routine.