Ya'll missed a good ride today. It was like a furnace outside when I got to the park, and drinking a quart of chocolate milk on the way was perhaps not my brightest idea ever. When I got there, there were two guys cooling off and getting ready to go out riding again. They were sporting a Jekyl 2000 and a Scalpel. It was like a Lefty convention
I went to ride with them, but they just took off cruising and I couldn't keep up. Not being warmed up and the chocolate milk churning in my stomache, combined with the heat (that usually doesn't bother me), had me taking it slow and easy for most of the first loop. I saw another guy on a Scalpel and two more people on Rushes while I was there, so I assume the local dealers are doing good business.
During my second loop the clouds moved in and gave some shade. They stuck around too (and poured on my on my drive home). On my way back from the second loop I came across a couple (Mike and Cindy) from Stuart who's son lives in Lakeland. They had rode Alafia earlier and were riding Carter before heading home. They were taking it easy so I rode a third loop with them. I was debating a fourth when I got a cramp in my side and called it quits, showered off and headed home. The sky let loose right as I was leaving the park.
Tomorrow I'm riding Santos. I have to pick up Jeep parts in Bellview and try to memorize as much of that trails system as I can.