up early and into the hotsprings, after my coffee, of course.
had to schlepp the bike up one little hill, almost fellinto a ravine with the bike on top of me!!
following the track past more geysers and steam vents…the landscape seems so, new, fresh, yet so old at the same time.
rain started falling, but i dont care. waterproof jacket (kinda) waterproof pants (yes) waterproof gloves (not really) waterproof shoes (surprisingly so) i just kept on.
following a track on the gps, a horsetrail or a sheeptrail…on the map it looked like it skirted around a little lake. when i go to the lake, i found the trail went into the water! it was shallow, but riding in the water, then up into the sand, onto the mud…crazy insane, some of the most intense riding i have done, ever.
also the longest rides i have done in 25 years, yesterday 37 km, today about the same.
state of mind does so much for endurance…this place is beautiful, everywhere, at every turn, just awesome!
and the bike, works as planned, a little adventure home on wheels.