It is October already. The second day of October and time is flying. It seems like it is getting dark earlier this year, and dark later. Probably the government's fault...like everything else, or not.
Bikepacking is pulling at me right now. I have been considering a 6hr race coming up in a couple of weeks, but at the same time, my heart and soul are craving some riding/camping in the woods. Going my own pace, stopping when I want to and not running from/chasing that person just up around the corner.
The above picture is from the start of Stage 5. We are tired, weary Pisgah Warriors, ready for battle, contemplating what is ahead, in the next 5 hrs and next few days. I have taken some time off the bike since the race. I came out of retirement last week to ride the Liberty Road Ride one more time. Kevin Hessler said he would be lonely without me. It was good that I turned up, because the new guy thought it was his job to control the group of 5..... it was an interesting ride.