|Mud and Hope on the Bonus Loop|
Presumably it can only get better, because it can't get any worse. And yesterday, maybe just maybe, we started the long climb out.
Oh it was overcast. And cold. And God awful sloppy muddy. But the 4:00 Friday meeting got cancelled and I found two other depressed mountain bikers with cancelled Friday meetings who were eager self-medicate. Medicate the soul with an evening ride, and medicate the liver with a couple of Blues. It was our first Bonus Loop Happy Hour in three months. We even found a couple of runners on the trail and roped them into our self-medicating madness.
No doubt there is more mud and disillusionment coming our way, but when there are Blues on the Bonus Loop there is always hope.
"Keep riding, Nancy. It's just water and dirt."
- Huck And Roll