I awoke at the crack of noon today and looking out the window at the mostly ice free pavement I decided that conditions were perfect. I just HAD to go for a ride. The plan was to just cruise around town on the main roads dodging the ice and cinder patches and making a jam delivery to my friends at Atomic Moto. Needless to say I strayed from "the plan".... I just kept going north east and found myself here. Soft sticky freashly thawed dirt. Wait!? Isn't it December? And didn't it feel like this last week? Dustless winding rocky roads for miles with a few snowy patches. I followed the power lines and crossed the trax. Saw a bunch of old gnarled juniper trees. They look like sculptures to me. Sure felt like spring out there today! The sun was steadly creeping towords the horizon and the light was beautiful. The ride was perfect!