Just a mellow day in the saddle (George Washington National Forest, VA) with lots of climbing...
The wife is rocking the fruit hoops in training for her soon to arrive dw-l sultan.
The perfect day...pardon the shoddy photography...I hate to stop riding for photos, so all were taken from the saddle, in motion

A brisk warm up

The trail pointing uphill...this would prove to be a common sight on this day

Don't look back.

Another climb.

Odd sighting

Parkway Scoot

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