MTB (Mad skillz) 1:00:00 
I was supposed to meet up with a group for a KL ride but ended up getting there a little late and didn't have any of their cells and no smartphone to respond to their messages to inform them.
But I actually think it was for the best. I've written down a little training program for the next few months and it includes "skills mtb rides". I've realized unless I am riding with someone with this very focus, I am better off to do these on my own so I can go and practice certain parts over and over again and not worry about staying together.
Soo off I went, riding all ofl the easy stuff to warm-up and get used to riding this terrain. Then I went and hit the "M loop" which has one section that is a little tricky for me. As they say, third time's a charm - I did it all cleanly the third time. Now if I could just do the same in the other direction! ( It has one pretty technical uphill that I am not sure I'll ever be able to get).
Finished the ride doing some more of the easier trying to focus on keeping momentum up in places where I tend to lose it.
It was a bit windy and had cooled down but I was grateful as the bugs weren't an issue - much better for when I stop and study a line that I should try!