This is what I crave after a race or a long training ride. At no other time does a sackful taste so good! But in order for me to indulge, the ride/race has to be at least 6 hours.
Zeke and I put in 6 hours today on the Snake. It was pretty loose and sketchy in places, but we managed to keep the rubber side down. We also explored some adjacent forest service roads and unmarked trails. On one particular doubletrack, the hills to our right suddenly came alive with multitudes of barking/howling hounds. And then suddenly we were right on someone's back doorstep; scattered wrecked trucks, appliances on the porch, fightin' chickens staked in the yard. We got out of there in a hurry. No banjo music was heard! Whew!
For those of you who have not ridden this trail, it is technically sweet and savory. You gotta check out the race series that is put on the first Saturday of January, February, and March.