Spring is finally creeping into the desert this week. The lizards are scurrying across the trail as we stun them out of their solar powered daze. All of us Moabites are rejoicing in a few 60 degree days after a long, unseasonably (and unreasonably if you ask me) cold winter.
The pipes that froze and broke all over town are getting their final repairs, gardens are being planned and best of all we are riding!
Still a little snow hanging out on the north facing sides at 6000ft on Mag 7 as of March 3rd.Most of the trails below 6000 feet are seeing the last bit of snow melt off and trails that we were xc skiing in the valley a month and half ago are finally dry, opening up a whole world of ride options. There’s nothing like some time off the bike to make you appreciate what you have that much more. It feels so good to work the lungs and legs unencumbered by layers of winter gear.
My friend Landon jumping for joy out on a ride with me yesterday…Captain Ahab Trail.Make no doubt, I did go out for some winter rides but its just amazing to feel the brake fingers work with ease, the shock oil move freely again and the Stan’s in the tires are unthawed. Bring on the t-shirt weather!
Springtime also means Daylight Savings is starting up again on March 10th. I’ve never quite understood Daylight Savings in general and it always conjures up this old quote:
When told the reason for daylight saving time the old Indian said…
‘Only a white man would believe that you could cut a foot off the top of a blanket and sew it to the bottom of a blanket and have a longer blanket.’
But I’m not in charge. What it means to me is that the days are getting longer in general and more time for a quick ride at the end of the day and that’s pretty exciting!
I’m even ready to start sharing what starts to feel like our own private wilderness with the tourists again. As long as they treat her nice…