Well we went to mace mill/rock creek despite the smokey conditions. Friday we road loop 3 when we got there. My wife liked that loop but it was a little tougher than she would have liked on her first ride in three months and with the loose dry, dusty conditions but she did great. Saturday, we rode with bigbob. he should us some of the trails 4, 5 1 and some others. Sure is nice to go with someone who knows the area. we appreciate the trail guiding , bob. Thanks. It was dusty, but if you want to ride you deal with the conditions. spread out and it was ok. We rode about 30-40 miles with bob in the first loop and about 15 on the second. After bob left I rode another 15 miles before calling it a day. I got some pictures I will get up on monday and I have a short video clip of bob coming down the trail. If someone can host it please let me know. Or bob if you pm me with your email I will send it to you. The video isn't anything too exciting but I figured bob would want to at least see it. Sunday we woke up to rain on the roof of the trailer. Weather caster bob was right on with his weather forecast. Didn't look like it was going to rain but it sure did. We did the darling ridge trail 1 and 2 loop cause I knew the trail and we just wanted to get a quick ride in. My dog zeke is sick and couldn't stand up so, I wanted to get on the road and get him home. In the morning it was like he was having an epileptic siezure. The vet says he has a prostrate problem but I am getting a second opinion. He leans to one side and loses his ballance quite a bit. He seems to be better now, he is eating and drinking water so I am keeping my fingers crossed. Anyway, it was raining pretty good on the ride, but there was NO DUST, hell yeah. But all the hard packed red clay was slicker than snot and the pine needles didn't improve traction. We didn't see anyone on the trail today, but there were a few people staging and taking off when we were leaving. You forget how bad the dust is until you ride in the rain and remember how much dust sucks. All in all it was a good trip, I will go back. Looks like we are going to hit foresthill nov`13,14, 15 or somewhere there about.