Despite the temperatures feeling like I have been transported south to live with Denise, I have gotten some saddle time in!
Took Dream out both yesterday and today. It was hot as hell, grossly humid, and the bugs are simply god-awful. Tried riding with a flymask on her today, so at least her head wasn't bleeding when we were done. I was tempted to try to find one for myself, as the buggers were even biting me thru the vents in my helmet!!
The logging roads that had been impassable are open again, but what had been lovely footing is now left looking like this:
Better than not being able to use the trails at all I guess, but pretty frustrating. My DH isn't sure how they got away with logging the area and not reseeding everything!
Today I went the opposite direction and braved the jungle trails. Ironically, the bugs got wiped away by the foliage we had to go thru, so bushwhacking was almost comfortable (at least until the next blasted sticker bush). Still had a climb to contend with though.
After finishing with Dream, I got on Gamer! This was ride #5. I got quite a bit of trot and even some canter!!
07/04/13 opal 4.62 miles 4.5 mph 478.67 total miles
07/05/13 dream 9.03 miles 5.3 mph 487.7 total miles
07/09/13 dream 14.41 miles 6.2 mph 502.11 total miles
07/10/13 dream 11.78 miles 7.0 mph 513.89 total miles
07/10/13 gamer 3.0 miles 4.1 mph 516.89 total miles