Although the weather and riding were great, there were hints of the season to come. Many of the shaded ponds were starting to show that winter is trying to grab ahold of the land around us. As I turned another year older this week (happy b-day to you too, Steve), I am reminded that every day on the trail is a gift. If last year is any indicator, we have about 3-4 more weeks of riding before the snow makes the single track inaccessible until spring.
P.S. For those of you from out of town with family in the area. The annual Thanksgiving day morning ride is still on. If you're stuck at the in-laws wishing you were riding, wish no more. Forget that darn televised parade and earn your turkey dinner this year.