It was hot but it was between watching my grown son sit at the computer all day unshaven, or get out the door to the bike park for some trail riding. I've ridden very gentle paved trails and it was easy and I had a hankering for some quiet natural surroundings. Was I ever surprised when I attempted trail riding on technical trails for the first time. It was hard packed sand covered with pine needles. Huge tree roots every few inches, uphill, downhill. Avoiding running into trees every few feet was another challenging experience.
My Trek Navigator was designed for rail trails and hard packed paved and nothing quite as techincal as this so I went on to something a little less challening but challenging nonetheless. I wound up circling a beautiful lake and I would love to have stopped and just hung out to gaze and bird watch but it was too hot and there was no breeze. It was a nice 5 mile ride that went very quickly and I had a great time. This will be a winter spot for me to go every now and then
My hat's off to you mountain bikers. It takes guts to ride some of those trails.