This past weekend I went up into my park for a hike. I was going to ride my mountain bike but opted for a hike instead. I am glad I did as it happened to be the day for the annual mountain bike race. I usually go up there to watch the race, but this year it snuck up on me. When I saw these, I knew right away what was up.
The bad thing was that I chose to hike the opposite end of the park (being the weekend, there would less people over there). It is a narrow trail and with bikes coming through, there is not much room to step off to the side. Fortunately this portion was 20 plus miles into the race and I had time to cover enough ground and get to the fire road before they started coming through.
I took some pictures with my point & click. Although a bit blurry, I put this one in here for the raccoon eyes she had from all the dust.
Someone is having fun here. You can tell by the smile.
Here not so much of a smile, but I am sure she's still having fun.
The rest of my pictures are too blurry. After the last few bikers came through I turned around to head back down the trail picking up litter, empty water bottles, blown out inner tubes and a tool kit. I'd like to be able to get the took kit back to whomever but the website has no discussion board or lost and found. I may try Craigslist. It was kind of a sad walk back for me for I couldn't help thinking I wish I could participate in the race like I used to 30 years ago.