The title for this could also be “Another Chicken Soup for the MTB Soul Ride”. I went out to Anza Borrego Desert State Park today and and did some solo exploring. About 22 miles worth, and it was goooood! With the exception of a few miles I had done in my truck a few years back, this was all new dirt for me.
The conditions were pretty darn perfect. The normally pain-in-the-butt sand was well packed and with just enough moisture to make traction just right.
Please excuse me for being skimpy on details. Some of my wandering were “off the reservation” so to say and until I get a couple of things figured out it would not be smart of me to give out the goods, yet. One thing is for certain, I enjoyed myself. There was one moment in particular when the wind was perfectly still and there was absolutely no sounds whatsoever. Absolute quiteness. I mean you don’t even this level of quiteness in your house in the middle of the night. The incredible thing was that I could see for 30-40 miles in some directions. It was surreal. Moments like these are just one of the many reasons I love being a Mountainbiker.