Quiet night, at least motorheads did not ride under lights.
1st motorhead in @ 7:15.
Drove N to Bergan Peak, Taylor’s 2nd ride.
Going over Spot, checked shock pressure w/ pump that has gauge on it. Disconnected the pump and all the air ran out of the shock. I repumped but same result. I fiddled with the what appears to be a regular Schraeder valve. Valve fails: all air escapes rendering the shock and bike unrideable.
I remember that Bicycle Outfitters in Bergan Park are open today. Pull in out back, stick my nose inside, and pester a mechanic trying to set shop up before opening. Shock is unserviceable by them. Suggest PUSH on front range.
Find laundromat in Evergreen, park in shade, do wash & google PUSH. Find them in Loveland, N of Denver. Going to be there first thing Tues morn pleading my case for day turn around.
Toured downtown Evergreen.
Plan now is to drink beer at Golden City brew pub & dirtbag camp on the street somewhere.
Leaving Evergreen by back way before museum, a small herd of elk gathered to graze both sides of the street in peoples’ yards. Deer are minimal compared to these chewers.
Note the bull has no velvet. He has brush in his eye tines. There are several spike bulls still in velvet.
But first a shower @ Jefferson CTY health club. Wonderful facility. $3.00 shower. Head wound is not infected but it is an owie.
Driving I-70: heavy traffic. Not much enjoyment. Drive into Golden & find Golden City. Time for 1 pint before it starts raining. Seating is mostly outside. Medium rain seems to be here for awhile. Forgot to cover bikes until shower almost played out.
Left knee a bit of pain, day off will help. I hardly walked, mostly inactivity.
Weather is clearing. Back for another pint.
IAM & Boeing contract up for vote this week. IAM says reject, Boeing says it is their last and final offer. Usual rhetoric.
787 is still delayed. SPEEA is weighing in saying that the outsourcing was not the right thing to do sending work around the world to unskilled workers. Bring it home where it can be down right by the proffesionals.