It was about 6:30pm, already dark, and I am headed out for a nice easy spin. The trail was at the top of the escarpement in Hamilton. The was no noise, no people, lots of fog that made the ride kinda seem surreal. I got lost in the moment. I felt like I was the only person on earth, riding in this beautiful forest, with all bright leaves around.
What made the ride even more amazing was the FIVE deer I saw during the ride. I saw the Mother deer with her 2 children that she gave birth to in the spring. (I always hope that I will see her when I ride there, and I always do too!!) Then the deer romping and jumping thru the clearing, finally as I am flying down this amazing long hill back to the trail head, I come around a bit of a bend, and there is a magestic stag with a huge rack of antlers standing 20 feet ahead of me. He looks at me, flips his head and takes off.
This is one of the many reasons why I LOVE TO MTB.