I promptly forgot about that and found that trail entrance closed today, so I headed east instead of south from the parking spot, which also had signs indicating there's no parking there during the day on weekdays now. That's so construction vehicles have a spot.
A security guard drove up to let me know the other end of that closed paved trail would also be closed but everything else was open. That was when it occurred to me that I never got to skate on that trail.
I used to really love skating along the Rio Grande in Albuquerque. The trail there was mostly great though sometimes after a wind storm there'd be a lot of branches I'd have to jump over. I got pretty good at that! And speaking of wind, one time I flew down the trail having the time of my life without any clue at all that the reason I was making such good time was that I had a tailwind. When I turned around to head back, I could barely move. It took about three times as long to skate back as it did to skate out.
You have to keep your skates dry if you want them to last, so another issue here is all the rain. Maybe I should finally go to the roller rink.