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Wednesday, September 7, 2011

ride for wednesday 7th september 2011

it has been a long time since i have been able to enjoy a ride on the MTB, what with being all injured up and having surgery on the ol' L5-S1 at the end of june. temperatures have mellowed somewhat from the mid-summer sizzlers that were endured this year, so we took the opportunity to ride out from Palisade for some nice Horse mountain singletrack at the base of the Grand Mesa.


one of my favorite things about mountain biking is that we are fortunate enough to see a lot of wildlife right near where we live in western Colorado. tonight a large pronghorn antelope ran across the trail in front of us.



he scrambled up the hill way before i could get the camera out for an up-close image, but this ridgeline silhouette turned out o.k., given the amount of light and zoom. i should mention that it is fairly unusual to see a pronghorn out in the desert like this guy.



that's the Grand Mesa in the background. this was my first mountain bike ride since early april, and it was really great to be back out on the trail with Jen. the bike was a lot of fun, too.

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