I have to admit that it is too cold and I am too lazy to make the New “Ears” Bray Donkey race. I understand from their website that they had quite a turnout. Just so you know that I did not imagine the racing donkeys, I catch this photo on the interstate a few days before the race.
A Friendly Rendevous
As a pre-Christmas diversion, Jim Brown suggests that we meet halfway between Gold Canyon and Benson for a day ride. On the next 80 degree day Jim arranges to meet at the Silverbell Sasco Loop for our outing. Gail and Terry ride along with Jim while Leyman, Jane and Joy follow me over to the trail. Sights along this route include a former Titan II missile site, mutant Saguaros and huge piles of multi-colored mine overburden.
From an off-roading perspective, the hardest part of this ride is the paved road leading to the scenic loop. Dodging potholes of considerable depth makes that part of the ride challenging. Of course there is the surprise water crossing at the end of the loop. Unexpected in the desert in a drought, but there it is. Nothing the Jeeps can’t handle but a surprise obstacle between us and home.