The 7 Springs ride outside Phoenix was cancelled because of flood damage to road. Sunday’s MBH ride will be just a shop ride.
A bit cloudy upon looking out windows. Forecast is for mostly sunny. Yesterday’s ride was on primo trail conditions w/ just a right amount of h2o in the sand. Hope today’s ride bears well.
Arrived @ MBH after a scratch huckleberry pancake recipe. The berries are from last summer’s picking. I couldn’t find buttermilk for the recipe. Yesterday i splurged on a quart w/ a pull date of 2/10. Need to have another pancake bfast. Freezer temp fluctuates causing the berries to go thru numerous freeze thaw cycles. Enjoyable non the less.
Crowd @ MBH gathered, all usuals and a new guy and that became his name. For me I am becoming Craig. Great validation and creating a sense of community. Yes and no that this comadre applies during the rides only. No invites for shower or place to crash but I haven’t been soliciting.
Today’s ride was way west of town, darn near where I have been camping 7.5 miles from shop. Bike continues to please. Ability to ride thru rock gardens and step ups. It weighs 29.5 pounds w/ a small amount of Sedona sand added. Not a light bike, it is a Sedona bike. I measured the used travel on the front fork after today’s ride: 5 1/4″ used out of 5.9″ No bottom out, nice and soft. The suspension allows the bike to set down on tech stuff. The wheels seem to follow the terrain versus being bounced around. The rear shock that has been custom tuned by PUSH is very supple, I move the ORing to almost off the shock body during compression. This means that PUSH has given me literally all the shock has to give. Super ride.
Back out @ Deer pass for the night. More showers coming in mid week. Will ride by myself tomorrow enhanced skills.