What a great day, complete with sunshine and everything. I had the idea of taking my typical two hour ride,...a little Virginia, ...a wholotta' Mackey and let my outta shape legs decide how far I go after that. I had pretty much unlimited time.
But it's just amazing , how on those few occasions, when I can't make the Cupcake rides, I can still manage to hookup with people,.....even in Southy. A quick trip down through Virginia, including "Frank's Line" finally, and I am making yet another attempt to clean Mackey. Well, there is one more obstacle in there now, and the trail has just gotten a bit harder. Four dabs later, I run into a bunch of old friends. I give my buddy Mclean a long hug, another hug, a kiss, a hug, and he slaps one on me as well. Sound like a familiar cowboy movie?? What a great guy. We learned, taught, commuted, and partied together for years. But then their was Colgiano as well, Shiny Colgan, a Cupcake that I haven't seen in the woods for a long time, and although he wasn't trying to clean everything out there, you could see, he had a little time on his hands and was going to use every last bit of it. Stas,.....he was hilarious, I didn't get a hello, just a good cussing out about all the rocks and a pointed finger slightly down slope to smoother terrain. Yes,...Just like I blame Pedro for every flare-up I have, everybody else blames me for Mackey,..I think I can live with that Tito.
Well, we part ways but Shiny's got a few extra minutes he needs to use up. He hasn't seen Virginia before so I take him back through. And you know what he likes the most??...The view, the people, and the unweighted place it takes him. But that's all the time he has. He takes off and that leaves me at the entrance of Mackey once again.
Another 4 dab lap through and I end up on the tail end of the old legends. Seems they were back to try and find the loop again. I rode the typical stuff. Rattle Dick, SW, RD Chute, and last but not least Sucker Punch. Its always fun ending like that,...high speed flow down to the bottom, coming out at the yellow gate, turn around and everybody is smiling. A quick tap of the fists, goodbyes, and a nice long spin back up to the car, four hours later, totally and completely bonked. I got home just in time for a nap with Stella. A perfect day.