Here we are on the eve on the equinox and I am just back from a quick trip to the promised land (AKA Northern California). Got to relish in some of those magic NorCal coast spring days that make visitors go home, pack it up, move west and endure the fog in hopes that soon they will get to relish another day like this...(exactly what happened to my father on the way to being shipped out to Okinawa and why this paradise will always be my home).
Mom and I hit all the great old haunts including this magical trail she first took me on years ago to show me the secret calla-lily colony she had discovered on one of her solo excursions to the coast.
The cyclistas out there really know how to get after it- and after the last couple months of wet upon wet they were chomping at the bit and tearing it up...Annadel State Park, BoyScout Loops, Mount Tam, Rancho Del Oso, Highway 1 and the zillion awesome sideroads climbing back up to Skyline were all being ridden with a pent up passion. Sweet inspiration.
Immediately upon disembarking Grand Junction International and being assaulted by a barrage of FOX NEWs poison, I got this awesome report from one sweaty, stinky Bike Meister hot off the trail:
Kokopelli stuff was epic this evening. Hot laps to be had on Rustler's with Mary's still an out and back- Add on a Steve's Loop (handcuffs), as well as, a Horsethief and you've got yourself a ride! Inside sources say Rabbit Valley is actually becoming rideable (at least Western Rim Trail). Everyone agrees that 18 Road remains a muddy No-Go (as in, please stay away and you will be glad you did). And- the *a local trail building organization* super studs actually completed the reroute of Moore Fun today and tomorrow will be performing more feats of goodwill on the Kokopelli Trails- we'll be there, will you?!