We're gearing up to go riding next Tuesday. I'm taking a day off work.
It's been many months since we've roared through the deserts and mountains. Here is a picture of one of the areas we will ride through.
My husband, his friend, and our eldest son(!) are going. (and myself) The trip plans started out with just a simple and easy ride. (Our friend is new at this.) But somehow the plans have grown into a 60 mile ride, beginning in the desert, then climbing up the sunny side of the mountains. At the climax of the ride we will be near Lake Arrowhead. Unfortunately we won't beable to see the lake because it is higher than the trail, and it is surrounded by private homes.
At first, I thought I'll just let the guys go. But my husband and friend really want me to go. I only have reservations because it's been so warm here. There's nothing like riding through a hot desert in thick clothing and boots. We will eventually climb up into the mountains, but the area is still very hot. And since it hasn't rained in months, the roads and trails will be extra dusty, with loose dirt. But on the bright side, my husband said we're going to stop by "devils hole" a small body of water. He suggested I bring something I can get wet in. But I think it will be too much trouble to change clothing.
"I'll get my moto clothes wet. That'll keep me cool!" I told my husband.
"Okay, but you'll be covered with mud as soon as we start riding again."
I think he's referring to the fact I often ride in back of the group and get covered with clouds of dirt. What's the difference...mud...dirt. I'm definitely getting my Jersey wet.
Most of the time I'm in the back because I get distracted looking at the scenery. The guys just look straight ahead. If I'm falling behind, they often move me up in the line. Then I can't stop or I'll get rear ended! I can ride fast when I have to!
...and those men keep their eyes on the road—ready to tackle the next obstacle!
Boys will be boys!
Stop back later next week for a post about the ride!