Fruita - who all here is going? Any of the old school, Honker Hangar crew besides Bryan and I? Just curious...
Anyway, this just in - The Pablo family will be joining us (sort of) P & A are bringing Ella and plan to trade off riding and kid watching. They may or may not camp depending on how courageous little Ella is - hotel may be a necessary evil. Anway, regardless of family, Pablo would like to ride for a day. He told me he's in no kind of shape to ride all of the Mary's Loop trails in one day, but would love to join us for half of that romp or something in GJ.
Just thought I'd throw that up.
Here's something else I've been daydreaming of... I'd like to ride 100% of the Mary's Loop stuff - Step out onto Rustlers for a short warm up cruise. Then, on to the rocky drop descents and buttery smooth sections of Horsetheif. Back out of Horsetheif, then onward to Steve's Loop and Handcuffs. Enjoy the sweet scenery of the Colorado River inlet canyons and start climbing up Lions Loop over to Troy Built. Down Kokopellis/Troy Built's blazing fast and steep singletrack all the way to the river. Turn around and climb out of the Colorado River bottom and back up Lion's Loop to Mack Ridge. Roll the top Mack Ridge and drop down it's bone jarring rocks over one the day's final climb (the most technical of the day) on Moore Fun, then play pinball on the rocks and surf the ribbon of singletrack down to the one last booter of the day, kicking us on to the service road and back to the car.
Would anyone be up for tempting fate on that one. Big mileage, much smileage.