Saturday, August 10, 2013
Solo at SMBA
With nobody else picking the route or setting the pace, I headed out to Backstretch, a long intermediate loop trail in the back portion (did you guess?) of SMBA's network, and then made my way back via Bee, one of the easier blacks. Yeah, Backstretch is "only" blue, but the route has more than enough challenge and obstacles to keep the riding interesting.
The rain only added to the feeling of solitude. Just like on a long run, the outside world couldn't be further away. By the time I got back to my car, soaking wet and splattered with mud, I couldn't help but think... ski season can wait.