The wildflowers are loving this wet spring and summer. I rode into The Hills this morning from Alkali Creek again and I found an old logging road and decided to follow it. What I found was a high meadow covered with wild flowers!
I spent a good while up there running my hands lightly across the tall grasses and enjoying the smells.
Just me and the bumblebees, a few chipmunks, and a box elder.
Two-two rides in one! The Centennial Trail starting at Alkali Creek is one of my favorite places on Earth. The trailhead is in the valley where the Black Hills meet the prairie. From there, it goes up into The Hills for a couple thousand feet. A lot of folks just ride up Bulldog and back down, but going past Bulldog another 5-10 miles is the best part of the trail! Yes, it's a hell of a climb.
It's like two rides. 1 1/2 hours of climbing, then you turn around and point back downhill. From the high mountain meadow it's an absolute shred-fest for a good 30 minutes straight! Ground missile. Hang on, keep your tongue inside your mouth, and the tears out of your eyes.
I've been scratching down song ideas for a long time in a little book called "Daniel's Book of Bright Ideas". They are mostly quips. Jingles. Fragments of ideas put to whimsical music in my head. Like the "Cubic Prismatic Pseudo-Holographic" song or the "Jesus, Can you Come Down Here?" song. Anyway.... whilst perusing the annuls of Dan's retardedness, I came across a few jems that may give a few of you a chuckle: