Last Saturday, I drove down to Skeggs for some mountain biking. But the parking lot(and all of the pullouts) were so crowded, I just ended up driving home. Things are weird due to the pandemic. Anyway I decided to wait until it got dark, and ride Sutro. I had just gotten a second light. The new light is a flood for the handlebars, and I already had a spot that mounts on my helmet. It was a good little ride. And the combo of spot and flood lights was awesome. I turned off the flood light a few times to see what a difference it makes, and I wouldn't go night riding without it anymore. The ride concluded when I saw a skunk on the trail. After that I decided to head back down and call it a night.
Today(a Friday), I had the day off, so I drove down to Skeggs. Even for a weekday the parking lot was starting to fill up around 10:15am. I rode with a facemask under my chin that I could pull up when needed. As always the trails along the ridge were the most trafficked, and once I was able to descend it got very comfortable. I did two of my loops on Manzanita, and two of my loops on Olijion. It felt really good, and I think I've finally gotten my mojo back after breaking my collarbone.
|Lots of blue bells along the trail.|
Oh and now all my favorite mountain biking spots are open again: China Camp, Tamarancho, Skeggs, and Mt. Sutro. The trick is just figuring out how to avoid the crowds.