As we were finishing a portion of our ride and about to start again a long train of locals pulled up. Some four hours from home we ran into practically everyone we would see on our local trails. It brought a smile to my face as I have missed associating with all of them through the winter. It is amazing how secluded the weather can make things without really noticing. Although they were heading up what we had just done, we decided to join them and ride it again.
Last time we were down there, we had the opportunity to stay with great friends from the Mad Dog team. These guys have always been synonymous with mountain biking to us. They provided camaraderie and assisted us in our development and growth in the sport. I always enjoy hanging out with them.
It is always fun too to see ET and JH on the trails. While my competitors, I admire their abilities and discipline. So while the bikes and sunshine are great, the people are the icing on the cake or mountain biking.
|Group on Zen by the Rock Pile|
|Photo Cred: Adam Lisonbee|