Mountain Biking (Trail) 47:50  10.02 km (12.6 kph) +170m
'Bent was still fatigued after his 2nd dose so I did a solo single track tour of Palgrave Forest. The poison ivy is so lush now that in some sections, it feels like threading a needle while bouncing down bumpy descents, grinding up steep, rooty hills and whipping around bermed curves.
It turns out that mid-afternoon on Saturday is a great time to miss the crowds. I met a pair of bikers, at least one of whom was a novice, and a group of 6 equestrians who let me ride by them slowly and suggested that I talk so the horses would know I was human. Oh, and there was one elderly lady with an unleashed dog in a section of hilly single track with blind curves. I greeted her dog but warned her that most bikers wouldn't be watching for loose dogs. Luckily, she was about to duck out to a hiking trail.
Almost no LDD moth caterpillars are dangling from webs in the middle of the trail anymore!