I met Brandon in Morganton at 6:45 a.m. We were pedaling up the forest service road by 7:30. It was nice to get an early start. The temperature was great. In 3 hours and 13 minutes we did 17.5 miles. As soon as we got back to the trucks, it started sprinkling. Good timing.
I had ridden Sinkhole last weekend and it was a blast as usual. Now it is also good to be back on The Big O after such a long hiatus. Next time I've got to bring the folding saw and allow some time for trail maintenance. There was a lot of face level branches through part The Big O.