|Christmas Cycling Chwagg|
Not nearly as cold as you'd expect for January. And it actually got pretty warm somewhere around the Ranches. Saw my first rider descending about 8 o'clock. There were a few runners and trail hikers out pretty early also... and some runner support vehicles going up.
|New Year's Eve Indulgences|
Rear tire started going soft on the Bump. I stopped to top it off and hoped I could keep going without changing the tube... it was a little cold to be subjecting my fingers to that. Had to top off again just above Junction.
Got a little windy up higher, especially on the southern exposures but not too bad. It was some good riding.
|New Year, New Keg of Cytomaxx|
Kept going at Juniper but stopped for a ClifBar break at a picnic area just above there. And topped off the rear tire again. Then once more in the Lower Lot at the Summit. In the Upper Lot I met Bill who had a really nice Quantum Race that he let me photograph, and we had a Klein Konversation. (Hi Bill!... year 2000 for sure)
|Bill's Quantum Race|
Wildlife Encounter: two coyotes, two locations.
|This guy was just a puppy!|
On the descent, I must have seen at least a hundred riders going up NGR... mostly small groups, but a couple big groups too. Below the Bump I decided I needed to replace my rear tube but both my spares were bad so I just topped it off again (and again and again before I got home).
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