|Jen (on her Eriksen 650b) says Trail 2 is ready for some bicycle-grooming.|
migratory birds and cyclists alike are arriving daily here in western Colorado. most trails are getting quite dry by now, and those in Rabbit Valley are no exception. some mud still persists (especially at higher elevations or north-facing, shaded areas) and the motos have churned it up all winter long, from the looks of things. the trails need riders to smooth those ruts and all of the post holes left behind by the free-range heifers. asthma sufferers (such as myself) are well advised to remember their inhalers- it seems that every farmer in the valley is burning their ditches and fields in preparation for spring planting and irrigation. lots of smoke, dust and pm-10's hovering in the atmosphere is what i'm telling ya.
local weather is still a bit unsettled as well. be sure to consult the convenient links on the right-hand side of this page when making plans for local desert riding this spring, and this blog for first-hand, on-the-ground observations. we'll see you out on the trails.