I love big loops, even if they are not the 10 hour stuff that other riders are up for. 5-6 hours still feels nice to me, but I do want to get into some more 8 hour rides. Until then this will do nicely.
Cienega Cyn is a unique area where the creek actually flows down the concreted floor of the narrow canyon. Absolutely cool to ride through there.
The wildflowers are pretty happy too and the green is hanging around for a while longer. The dry winds of summer will be here soon enough and all this will dry up and fade to brown. It gets crazy hot in here in the summer time.
Yeah, its nice in there.
Color is where you find it.
Sometimes it is everywhere...
...and sometimes it is tasty.
5 hours and 30 minutes later, riding all the way back into a headwind that almost made me pedal going downhill, I arrived back home. Singlespeeds, big backpacks, hard to get to places, time pedaling...it is all good.