Being Earth Day and all, I opted for a quiet gravel ride from the house.
First, I rode down to Big Pine via canals....
and The Old County Road (aka The Gravel Super Highway).
The Black Locust was in full bloom and delightfully fragrant.
Starting up the east side of the valley.
Warm Springs serenity.
Gotta stop at the mystery obelisk if you're in the neighborhood.
While the ride to Big Pine and the beginning of the trek up the east side were sweet, the nasty silt pits (deep flour like filth that coats everything) and the jarring gravel north of the obelisk were decidedly sour.
Oh well, all in all it was pretty tasty adventure!