So Many Colors

The Jardine Juniper called to me in a dream. The Ripmo heard it too. Perfect temperatures and deep blue skies justified the timing. An explosion of Autumn colors across the mountains left me as breathless as the climb. The loose rubble kept the Ripmo busy chewing and spitting, flinging rocks and picking up the occasional pine cone. We both had a great time. The ride

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Red Maple in Providence Canyon

Loosey Goosey in the Bits and Bobs

Loose rock and moon dust feel like ice and snow in the corners. Rain is coming and that will help settle the trails back into a less slippery state. While the Ripmo and I wait for the binding power of water to work magic on our worn, beaten, beloved dirt strip we’ll pause to herald the beginning of the most colorful time of the year.

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Top of Millville Canyon

So Much Up

Milly Ray put it best – “It’s the climb” (that will kill you). Millville Canyon tests both heart and legs with unrelenting up but the challenge rewards the determined with solitude and the calming zen of nature. As Autumn approaches I expect the experience to grow ever more exceptional. If you have the quads or the electricity I highly recommend the adventure. The ride –

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Trees in Providence Canyon

Hints of Fall

Chilly morning and yellow leafs are giving hints that Fall is coming. It’s the perfect time of year for mountain biking. Also, I took back the not really that coveted Local Legend status. It’s a nice participation trophy for those of us that just can’t seem to go fast enough to make the KOM leader board. The Ride – Providence Canyon The bike – Ibis

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