September 9,, 2010 GMR 002..jpg(click pic)Ran this poor guy over.
September 9,, 2010 GMR 006..jpgHazy view of Baldy at top of GMR
September 9,, 2010 GMR 004..jpgTop of GMR
All the times I have been up GMR, I have never seen a tarantula before. Have seen them on other roads in the local mountains, just never up there. This one just made it off the pavement as I came around a corner on the way up. At the speed I ride uphill, it really wasn't hard to avoid him. Late afternoon ride was a good one. Broke a good sweat on the way up, but wore a light jacket on way down. Temps are really quite nice late in the day. and one can really feel the changing of seasons coming on.