Usery Pass again with Mike and John. I'm feeling better each week. We discovered a porty potty at the main intersection where they're doing some construction. I needed to use it so I just did a little bit of stretching and ran to it before Mike and John started. The honey bucket was on a trailer that wasn't secured to anything so it became a balancing act. I was most afraid of losing my phone to the murky blue deep. I had brought my own TP, but I was glad there was some in there because, boy did I need it. By the time I finished, Mike and John were ahead of me, but I could see their tail lights. Because they got another head start on me, I decided that when the last of them passed me on the way back, I would turn around. I heard another coyote. It sounded far off, so I howled back. Actually it was more like a Ric Flair whooo! After that I didn't hear the coyote anymore. I got passed by a cyclist who had a pretty good pace going for the uphill. When he caught Mike and John was about the last time I saw them until they were coming back down. First Mike came by. I'm not sure if he was ahead or if John ran further. I think the latter. When John came by I ran for about another 30 seconds and then turned around. I kinda wished I hadn't because I was only a quarter mile from the top. Oh well. About a half mile before the bottom, a group of three ladies were running up and they were getting passed by a handful of cyclists. It was nice to see so many active people out. Also right then, I saw a guy taking a picture of some of the famous Salt River horses. I'm not sure if I would've noticed them if he wasn't there. I paused and snapped a quick picutre myself.
When I got to the truck John and Mike were surprised that I was back already. Little did they know I didn't go all the way to the top.