Rain seems to be the subject matter in a lot of blogs over the last few days. We got our first rain in recent memory just last night. I don't think it has rained since July. It rained most of the night, and the ground soaked it up like a sponge. By the time we road at lunch, the trails were dry again, but you could dig down an inch and find wet sand. This made for great traction! We took our normal Monday route that leads us down a long sandy trail. Normally you just hang on tight and fight the bike all the way down. The bottom of the run is like a runaway truck ramp, sucking your speed and making it hard to make the final uphill out of the wash. Not today though! The tires were hooking up, and we flew down that sandy wash with enough speed leftover to make the final uphill without pedaling.
This is a great time of year to ride around here. Great dirt and cooler temperatures.