I decided to take a morning ride before the NWA Dirty Santa brunch on Sunday. My plan: head southeast, stay on gravel, and take roads I've never been on. Nicest "new roads" for me today were Stout Mountain Rd and Koyle Cemetery Rd. Road condition was perfect, with a rain 2 days earlier. No mud, no dust. A short (72 mile) day before lunch, but way, way better than sitting at the house.
"Everyone" gathered at the EZ Mart south of town. I guess I shoulda showered today??
The lack of leaves really made it nice to see where roads were going,
Really hard to beat the views off of Hazel Valley Road.
Koyle Cemetary road was new for me, and really was a nice surprise. Soft shoulders and no guardrails. The recent grading made soft spots appear solid. Wrong.
One of my favorite roads down here is Wyola Valley Road.
The only water on the trip was near the end.