Met up with TallSteve to do Timpooneke with a twist - add Mud Springs and Mill Canyon. For some silly reason I thought it would be just a little harder. Not.
Don't get me wrong, it's a good ride. Mud Springs is in good shape and was a fun descent. Mill is scenic and the new trail reroute is a reasonable grade to climb, it's just long.
And I also believed riding the Ridge from Mill to Tibble would be mostly downhill and easier. Wrong again. There are 2-3 steep little climbs sprinkled with rocks.
Joy (Deer Creek South Fork) was a blast, as always. Well, except Steve narrowly avoiding a head-on with a motorcycle. Lots of motos out tonight, more than I've ever encountered before.
Didn't have the usual juice going up DCSF, but made it OK.
At the summit the sun was going down fast so we went down Willow then a shortcut on the road and finished with single-track back to Timpooneke.
A fine and pleasant thrashing that seemed to have twice as much climbing to downhill. I'll sleep sound tonight.
Josh summed it up well.