Map showing a 14 mile bike route Trail leading away through ponderosa pine trees with low sun View through trees and meadow to a tall peak beyond

I had a nice ride on the bike first thing this morning. It was a cold start – 38ΒΊF! – and beautiful early morning to be in the woods: Elk, a couple of rabbits, and lots of birds were out there starting their days, too. I hadn’t been up the steep Woody Mountain climb for a while! It’s still there; still steep.