Not a lot of rain mind you, more of annoyance than anything else. We here at the campground hope that the sunset we saw tonight augurs for a nice weather day tomorrow so we can get some more group riding accomplished.
Speaking on sunsets though, Troy, the rider from Maine who writes for the Bangor Daily News popped his head in Chris L.'s tent where I was BS'ing and had me come outside to look at the clearing skies and the promising colors of a sunset.
We both geared up and went in separate directions to try and capture the sunset's light. As I exited with Fiona out of the campground, I saw the nearby butte lit up beautifully by the setting sun which was behind the Seven Mile Ridge across the street.
I didn't get there in time to pose Fiona though, the rich colors dulled quickly as the setting sun made its way westward.
So I decided to chase the sun as it lowered itself in the west horizon. Fiona and I made good speed along UT Highway 313 which leads one eventually to the Canyonlands National Park. We didn't go that far, just a few miles past the Monitor and Merrimac Overlook site.
I almost missed the setting sun by the time I found a good spot to pose her along a dirt road about a mile from UT Hwy 313.
We motored home in the rapidly darkening evening light, Fiona's head lamp lighting the pave UT Hwy 313 as we motored on back to the campground.
The rock formations and canyon walls on both sides of the road looked quite nice silhouetted against the evening sky.
Got back with no issues, only sunset pictures today, not much in the way of riding by me. The new battery on Fiona performed well and I've confirmed she charges nicely at above 2000 RPM.