Get up at 5am with 5hrs of sleep to go ride for 5+hrs of Berryman. The 5hrs of sleep wasn't planned just worked out that a way. Getting up at 5am is the usual especially if I want to be on the trail by 6 or so. Doing a double Berryman in between 5 and 5 1/2hrs isn't to tough if everything goes good. So the first lap went great I had the super fly out for the first time since last Oct. I did good on trying to keep a even pace. With the warm temps it was easy to want to go real fast. I was hoping to get the first lap done in under 2.5hrs was pretty much right there. The second lap was just to get some good miles in to get ready for The Bone Bender next weekend. I didn't want to do any real hard efforts other than the normal with all of the climbing on this trail. Things were flying along as usual when I ran into the first set of horses. I don't have any problem with horses on the trails it is just a bummer to have to stop and wait for them to come through and that is only from a training perspective. Once I get rolling I hate to ever have to stop until the ride is done of course for anything other than refuelling. I did run into another couple of sets of horses and had some good conversations on trail maintenance and just sharing the trail in general. I am all for it as long as everybody respects the trail and the other people on it, whether its horses, hikers or bikers. and it was cool that they were there cleaning the trail. There are always bad things you can say about the other users and I could go on and on about the things I don't like. But all in all I am just stoked to see people out having a good time. I don't know how many times I have done this trail and not seen one other person on the trail. So with all of the stopped times it pretty much killed my momentum I hate having to get the legs warmed up again. I did run into some bikers heading back towards the Berryman campground good to see other bikers on the trail.