Oz woke a bit under the weather this morning, so he suggested that I should ride the first bit of trail by myself. I created a gravel route from Custer to a point of the DAKAL where things looked squiggly on the track and potentially interesting. The gravel south was fun and fast, the kind that has the effect of putting my in my imitation Dakar racer mode. I picked up the trail and headed north. The route was really nice and pretty much what you would expect — basically a two-track through either woods or grasslands. For the most part, it’s not super challenging. There were two small sections, one of which had you riding up about a 45° slope with large loose rock with tight switchbacks. I was riding by myself, so this was quite sketchy to be doing alone. But for the most part, this is right up my alley. Based on the grass, ima say that few people come this way.