It was still very muggy starting at 8am. Fortunately, conditions improved from there. Bear Brook has seen negligible rain over the last few weeks. It was the driest I've ever seen it. The balding Mutanoraptor tires I had on my dualie were perfect for these conditions.
How all good rides start.
Berries on Hall Mtn
A little later on I-trail
View from Fort MtnOur ride went 44mi with 4600ft of climbing in about 4.6 hours. It was the longest ride I've done at Bear Brook. NEMBA keeps building more quality trail there, so it is easy to ride this long with barely retracing your steps. I was completely useless the rest of the day. Mission accomplished.