My triathlete brother-in-law Steve is in town for the LA Triathlon. He is fit and ready to race. Delayed by traffic coming home we started at 6:05 pm. Burning daylight. It needed to be fast and furious. Then I thought when is Steve going to slow down? Never! It was a fast paced ride and my best ride for the year. Cool temperature. No traffic for our leg of the mountain. I did run over a small snake on the way up. I didn't see it until it was too late. I looked for the snake on the way down and couldn't find it. Perhaps I was light enough that it survived and wiggled away.
Ecstatic. Euphoric. Elated. Energized. Ebullient. and Exhilarated. Enough! I had a great ride.