Some days in the shop go by so fast that I hardly have time to plan a ride. This was the case when I decided to roll up Sourdough canyon on the cross bike. I found myself at a good stopping point on Katie's frame, so I got my things together and left early for a little gravel grinding.
I hopped on some townie trails before getting onto sourdough road - a brief stretch of pavement - that takes you to the Bozeman Creek Trailhead. From there it is a great gravel climb up. I didn't leave until late so the light kept me from going too far. I had a nice 20-something mile ride though, and it was just what I needed.