OK, so my camera phone pics don’t rock, but our digital camera is still missing in action. Yeah, we gotta get a new one ASAP.
Today I took a fun ride down to Hemet with Todd. We had to get out of the snow and get in the 75 degrees and sunny weather. The control road down was a blast (crazy scary big ruts from all the recent rains though) and I felt like a kid on an amusement park ride. Todd got a little ahead of me and I’m sure when he looked back up the road, I looked like a kid getting thrown around by the twister from hell.
We strolled through hemet to Simpson park and the sun was blaring down for a fun warm ride. Simpson is always fun with a good climb up the lake street climb then a day of tech and twists and short burst climbs. Todd split off around 1pm so he could ride back up the control road. I was meeting up with Brendan, so was able to get in another spin around the funky hills of Simpson.
I decided to explore and try to find an alternative way out of the park. I ended up going through a high field overlooking Hemet and found the most cool rock I’ve seen in a real long time. It was about 20 feet tall and looked like a boulderer’s paradise (there weren’t any chalk marks to be found though.) I had to even take a little hike off the trail to get a closer look. The camera phone pic doesn’t do it justice, but you get the idea.
I ended up coming out some super steep road leaving gates with spiraled barbed wire and many no trespassing signs (no idea what this was, but didn’t stop to ask.) I then headed into hemet and met up with Brendan to finish the adventure with El Pollo Loco – tasty chicken Caesar salad. Now, Brendan’s out on a night ride. I pretty much strapped a light on his head and kicked him out the door – sometimes you have to be forced to find that sanity out on the trail. It was long overdue, and I think he’ll thank me.
What a great day!