Highlights from Sat are as follows:
|Was stoked to run into event creator Darrin Maxwell on WHT.|
~Started PAK around 7:15am and we caught the main group on West Horsetheif. The wash may have been a mess (mud so thick you could barely ride through it), but West HT was in great shape, and I pedaled almost all of it!
|That's WHT snaking up the hill across from Bell Ridge. Can you see how steep it is?|
~Added some extra credit and dropped Yeager in the middle of the ride (original route was West HT, East HT, Cariso, Bell so we threw Yeager and Trabuco in before dropping Bell Ridge). The XC was a blast because that Scalpel is so fun in the Santa Ana's
~ Got to see a bunch more super cool dudes at Pinos Peak the second time around!
~And best of all was descending Bell with all my fave. mountain bikers, on the best bike. What a fun day!
|Carl was doing shots. You know, the uush.|
Highlights from Sunday:
~Riding a ton of really technical rocky features on the way up Art Smith because this bike/these wheels kick major butt. I was seriously surprised by some of the stuff I cleaned.
|Scalpel ate up the sandy/rocky terrain. So much fun riding this bike in the desert.|
~Eating the MOST AMAZING Nutella/peanut butter/banana sando halfway through the ride. That is a winning combo right there.
~ Descending Art Smith Trail. If you haven't ridden in Palm Springs, do yourself a favor and go ride that trail, now. It was flowy, techy, smooth, fun the whole way down!
|The sandwich was so good I forgot about good posture!|
~Seeing a huge herd of Big Horn Sheep at the end of the ride! They were on this cliff about 100 feet above the valley floor and they ALL took a double black diamond line to get down. It was insane. If I could descend half as good as them...
|Wish I had a pic of them charging the most tech descent possible!|
And that concludes yet ANOTHER amazing base training weekend! Here's to another one coming up!