I've never cycled up here as the sun sets... mis-timed it by 15min driving to the starting point with slow traffic. By the time I got to the highest point I was only accompanied by a couple of low flying bats, and a herd of mountain deer/goats at the top.
As the last part of the ascent was in darkness, surprised myself by arriving to the top earlier than I thought the road was long... The descent was already etched in memory from years ago, but the cold at this time goes through your hands and feet, thank goodness I brought arm warmers and a gilet. A fox stopped in my light on the descent, so a close reminder of whose territory I was in... Glad to get to the pueblo below #ElBerro and that my body wasnt complaining too much, great to be reminded I actually enjoy climbing/descending the most... #Beats #RichmondPark