The year is not yet over but to date, Ken Buddell put together a strong candidate for "Ride of the Year" with yesterday's 144 mile effort having an average speed of 20.5. The route included the Dry Run century with the fellas and then tacked on some solo miles. Dang. I did not ride, put off by Saturday's rain and lack of interest on Sunday. Did hit the trails at the BioReserve in Granville and dug out root balls from bushes I cut. That was kind of tiring, along with mowing, picking up walnuts the usual stuff. Also thinking about.....
....a backpack adventure in October. A few years ago I scouted the Nankoweap trail and reaching this point, thought "No friggin way." and turned around. The park rangers have improved this point and I have become more accustomed to exposure and the reward at the end of 14 miles is....
...the granaries where the Anasazi stored food until their exodus from the Grand Canyon in the 1200's. It is a very remote, 28 mile round trip hike with 40 lb pack so no day at the beach. As of June, all my backpack stuff is out there, I'll be out there in a couple of weeks. It would make for an epic blog posting.