|Kinda strange to see someone else |
on my bike, but Markus was
appreciative and I was happy to help.
Wildlife Encounter: at least 20 deer at various places around The Mountain - in groups of 2 or 3 mostly.
Tarantalla Tally: zero, but Matt said he saw four.
It was surprisingly cold and drizzly - going to be hot again in a couple days. All day people were talking nervously about how bad the rain would have to be before the ride would be cancelled... only one no-show. It really wasn't too bad and I kind of enjoy a little weather. Elmar had to keep telling Markus that the cold and rain were unusual and normally it would be clear and hot. Too bad there wasn't much of a view.
Whenever I'm planning on a Summit, I dial down the effort on North Gate Road - that meant today I was the last of the group to get to Junction so I hardly took a break there and we all started up Summit Road.
|Yup - that's rain up there.|
Got considerably colder and rainier up above 2000 ft but it was still fun and enjoyable. Message to anybody who doesn't ride in a little drizzle: you're missing a nice experience.
Going down wasn't too bad either, just had to be a little careful around wet corners and wipe my sunglasses off once in a while.