It's a little blurry, but this is what most of my Sunday looked like!
Yep, that's right, I took Harriet out again on Sunday to shred in the Santa Ana Mountains! Who would have guessed that I would pick the hardtail over my trail bike every Sunday? We picked a longish route this time, up Trabuco, down Yeager Mesa, up Holy Jim and then down all three Joplins. It turned out to be the perfect ride with the perfect dirt. Serious hero dirt all day.
You can't tell by this picture, but Yeager is one of the steepest trails around.
Highlights from this ride included sliding down Yeager with my butt on my rear tire, riding all of the top half of Joplin without dabbing (this doesn't happen often for me), screaming down Rose Canyon trail as fast as possible, being amazed once again at what a good bike the CXR is, and hitting two peaks in one day like old times. Also, perfect dirt, I cannot emphasize how good the dirt was. When it doesn't rain in Orange County for the whole month of January, you really appreciate wet dirt!
View from Pinos Peak looking out towards Santiago Peak.
View from Santiago Peak looking back at Pinos Peak. The clouds were rad all day.
Tearing down Upper Rose Canyon, trying as hard as possible to keep up with Carl.
Lower Rose Canyon. Swoopy fast goodness.
Many more pictures than normal thanks to Carl, who says they are a fringe benefit of me being slower at descending than him. Also, Carl makes me stop during the ride to do things like eat and stuff when I am itching to keep shredding.