and we agreed if I didn't return by 11am they'd start to worry. I'd get as far as I could in 15 minutes, and then turn around.
I left them at exactly 10:35. For the next 20 minutes, I hammered through some of the nastiest stuff I'd ever ridden. Totally (well, mostly) in control, I was riding with a purpose. I dabbed a few times, didn't fall, and when it came time to turn around I was so close to the junction, I just had to push through. When I got there, I breathed a sigh of relief.
Where we'd be heading:
OK. So at least now we know what we're up against. But I've got to hustle to get back to them before they start hiking after me, or hit Spot.
I didn't stop to take photos, I figured we'd have plenty of time for that later when we'd be riding this all together. But as I got closer, the arm pump got so bad as I'd have to take a little rest, so I did a video update.