How was your lunch today?  Mine was quite tasty, thanks for asking.  I've got the favorite route I do the week before big events - it takes me to the top of Missionary Ridge, about 3500' higher than my front door, but only a smidge over an hour to get there at moderate pace.  The Ridge burned to a crisp in 2002, it's life after death up there.

From the top, the views sweep over the La Platas, Durango Mountain resort, Animas Valley, and on a clear day Lizard Head is even visible.  That isn't the case today as there are plenty of fires burning in this parched west right now...time for a rain dance!

It's a freaky fast ride dropping that 3500' back to town.  This wraps up my prep for the E100 12 hour event this Saturday.  I'm trying something a bit different this time around.  Hope it works cause it's gonna be a hammerfest for sure.