On Thursday I hosted Ride Like a Girl so that was not a big ride. On Friday, Chris wanted to see how long it would take me to ride the Dry Canyon Loop. He said that I should not push any harder than I wanted to, but if the time is going... So I started off just at a pretty good pace but ended up time trialing it. It took me 44:40 according to Chris. He was surprised it was that long. What can I say, I am not so fast.
We rode a little of everything this weekend. It really struck me how green everything is. I figured I should get some pictures of it before it starts dying as we approach the dry season. The weeds are back and rides are itchy again. But there are some amazing wild flowers in bloom.
The meadow from Dragon's Back
From Frank's again
From Betty's (I think)
So here is the prevailing thought I had this weekend. In a perfect world, the water fountains would be on the top of the mountain instead of at the trail head. I think the altar (rock pile) would be an ideal spot for a water fountain. It is essentially the cross roads of most trails in the area. Then you would not need to carry so much water climbing, but could have water at or near you final ascent.
Also, they (I am not sure who they are here) graded the part of the road after the trail run a couple of weekends ago. Granted there are still a couple of sections that are still pretty chewed up, but I figured if I was going to complain about it I should probably mention any acts to correct it.