The first showers of fall blessed the Pollywood dirt last week. Luckily, the rain didn't come until Wednesday, so last week's ride was as loose and dusty as possible. As I was Ride Leader I wouldn't have noticed except for the billowing cloud that enveloped me after an unplanned dismount. I enjoyed starting the ride, choosing the route, and going swimming without the burden of dissenting opinions. Temps were perfect and I never felt alone as owls repeatedly burst from the canopy, the brush flashed with eyeshine, and the forest floor scampered.
The owner [train wreck?] [hot mess?] was in typical form. The new Taco Bitty made it back and both of the Taco Service Staff proposed that their husbands start riding on Tuesdays.
Summer may be over, but that doesn't mean we are shut out of the High Country. Another LRP coming soon.