Did a quick ride this evening: the new climb to Speedy, all of Speedy, then down: Mickey’s Tears, Rizzo’s and the Maze. Wow!! What a great way to end the day! Just yank the bike off the wall and go have a boat-load of fun in barely more than an hour – and blow out the all the Daily B.S. instantly. After 26 years of riding single track all over the Western U.S., I truly believe we have one of the greatest little cross-country jewels around. Finesse your way through the nine switchbacks up, then hammer along the west side of Speedy, gas it through the rollers on the back side of Speedy, then sit back and ride the roller-coaster down, down, down!! Oh, and you really should stop to look around, too: Cimarron Ridge, the San Juan’s, the Res – and the flowers just keep sparking still, two weeks after the rains ended.
If you’re lucky enough to live in Ridgway, you’re lucky enough. If you aren’t that lucky, find time to visit Ridgway soon.