so i hit up deer creek late this afternoon (not sure why i only get down there once or twice a year-- those upper loops are fun/flowy). anyway, pinch flatted out deep in the trees as the sun was going down. back on the trail what seemed like days later (meager little pump), it dawned on me (no pun intended ) that they say mtn lions are most active at dusk. i don't usually ride w/ my ipod, but tonight as i was cranking the tunes (TOOL) i kept having this freaky sensation of what it would be like to be knocked off my bike from behind by a pouncing lion (especially since i wouldn't hear it coming).
so of course all the way down every tree stump or clump of bushes looked like a feline waiting to pounce!
needless to say i made it off the mountain unscathed... (in the dark no less).
d*mn near made it up the wall of shame too; that last ledge, just a few feet from the top, denied me :
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next time i s'pose.
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