I don't think we started riding until after one o'clock - but I rather stupidly declared I wanted to ride every trail there. That never worked out as Megan & I went out & did Western Zippity downhill fighting quite a wind - that would have been better (comparatively) as an uphill I think. I next did a lap with Alex on Zippity Do Dah & decided I had to do it again as Megan couldn't miss out. So that was the end of my scheme, but I got to do Zippity twice & it was great fun - I pleased myself by riding a couple of steep downhills with sketchy entries.
Good fun, well made singletrack - & it was so smooth compared to the rocks of Moab; that was a nice respite as my arms had taken a bit of a pounding on Porcupine Rim, not to mention a grimace forming every time I sat on my saddle. It turned out to be my biggest day of riding for distance & climbing (but a lot of that was just riding up the gravel road to the top of the trail centre) of the trip - but by no means the most rewarding. I did get to do all the western trails, & I'm pretty sure I did most of the eastern ones on my previous visit. Not sure about Alex, but Megan & I were pretty tired by the end of the afternoon.
|Look at all that singletrack winding its way down.|
|What you can't see is the almighty wind trying to blow me off the ridge; it got a bit hairy in more exposed places.|