The night beforehand prolly set us back a bit. Late wake up and greeted by Bacon Western coffee and bacon (natch) tho.
Matt was going to take us up to Raider's Ridge the proper way, not the way we went two years ago on Mancation '14. The Skyline trail was pretty sweet and the ridge itself was as technically challenging as ever.
Matt had Hermosa Tours work responsibilities and had to head back into town, so Bill Nye and I wandered over into Horse Gulch to get some more out of our day... at least as much as our depleted heads could handle.
At the top of Telegraph, I considered going down Anasazi. Bill Nye considered a nap until I got back up. I decided to put it off until another day.
We headed elsewhere together.
We hit the bottom of all the riding for the day, and we headed back into town. While riding up the Animas River Trail (a sweet greenway through most of the city), I spied a BMX track with no rules other than "wear a helmet."
Hermosa Tours shuttle up to the Hermosa Creek trail. I've never done it before, despite hearing good things and its looming iconic status. None to impressive when you look at the profile of the ride, but Matt still promised that it would be a pretty full day.
Cleaned up and pre-gamed, we headed to Gazpachos and met Matt and the guy who drove us up that morning (whose name I'd remember if not for killing brain cells with him) for Mexican and $2 drafts, then over to the Balcony Bar and Grill...
Then there was some other bar where all the staff was getting drunk and then back to the hotel. I haven't got my credit card bill yet, but I'm pretty sure we had a great time.
BTW: Mancations with Bill Nye are almost always a gentle drift from one liquid state to another.