I've got the cross bikes back from the shop, Anthony and George repaired what I destroyed, and the bikes are for the most part ready to ride. I pulled the SSmtb from the shed, but ended up on the cross bike headed out on the cross loop. The trails been blocked by the high running river, so today was the first passable day to ride. Everything has gone crazy, I plowed through, blinded by green, I stomped through, stirring up clouds of pollen.
I tried to avoid the dreaded stinging nettle, but I still have a few spots smoldering with "itch". I had fine vines tangling my cranks and pedals, pulling me back. Giant leaves. Spider webs.