Monday, December 26, 2016
Thursday in Paradise
Wow! Storms rolled on in wednesday night and into Thursday, and while the outlook for a ride was looking grim, the radar did show signs of improvement just an hour before the ride time. I looked around and studied the radar and while I was planning on San Tan it was looking fierce and saw South Mountain to the west glowing in sunlight between dark clouds I went for South Mountain. As I was driving towards it was absolutely glowing in light against the dark skies that passed over it and were heading north, I knew this was going to be an absolute stunner. Some of the best clouds I have seen all year were present large and little brilliant white clouds and gray angry skies with clear blue breaks. The dirt was perfect, just a little soft in the sand but enough to grip and secure the tire as hard as you wanted. It was absolutely glorious out, it felt good to be out on the bike I enjoyed the entire ride and was begging for more but had to head home.