Riding local, riding abroad. Doesn't matter. "One less car" bike commuting and "Bikes Belong" advocacy, plus "I ride solo" bicycle travel. Racing is fun, but there are so many equally great reasons to ride.
Hawkes Bay NZ Water trail
Friday, September 16, 2016
You can see for miles and miles
Looking toward Monument Valley in Arizona, at least 40 miles south. Off to Goose Necks State Park to visit the overlook. The San Juan river flow has been super low, and warranted a change of plans. Slogging through yards of quick mud at Clay Hills takeout did not appeal. Perhaps I'll return for a lower San Juan River kayak trip one day.
It's lovely to be here again after a 7-year absence. But I know just how challenging a wilderness trip is in this region. Fun, yes please; ordeal, no thanks.