I am not going to say that this is all that important, when considering the greater cause. After all, it is only riding bikes in the mountains. Nevertheless, it makes me smile. It puts smiles on faces of other people too.
It was a super-damned windy day up on Sunrise:
right shoulder lowered/hunkered down/lean into it/breathing heavy/damn, (smiling)/keep pedaling/winds gusting
East Mesa parking area>East Side>West Side>Cold Spring>up to Soapstone to CA Riding and Hiking and around>out La Cima/Lucky 5>Sunrise to Pioneer Mail>Pine Mountain to Champagne> down Indian Creek>up the “backside” of East Mesa>out and back on Oakzanita>down East Mesa to the parking area
It is only riding bikes in the mountains. We know that.