And time slipped away. Going back.
Friday afternoon ride was w/ Jimmy. We set out on a trail improvement ride @ low warp speed. We moved rocks and made intruding cat claw branches disappear. We made our way to like Jack’s Canyon TH. Jimmy wanted to show me a great vista into VOC from the south. The sun was lowering in the sky casting a wonderful soft light on the red rocks. SO cool. He showed me where the trail continued over to Hot Loop then down Dry Beaver creek. He said perhaps another day. We calculated dark thirty and determined if we get our pedals turning we could make the hwy just @ dark. Trails over here are less slick rock and more volcanic. Trail turned into illused double track strewn w/ smaller than basketball rollers. I lowered my seat and let mo pull me downward. Made ranger station on the hwy at dark. Jimmy called Jan to pick us up, we arrived same time. Back @ BnB Jimmy poured beer, several other people arrived. I was waiting out Jimmy kicking everybody out to close shop and I was hoping for a shower. I made 2 beers last till 9:30 when i bid adieu. Dinner @ 10:00, stayed up till almost midnight to let food settle.
Sat I hooked up w/ Virginia folks @ BnB then lead them on a ride. They are great riders. To their credit they sessioned tech problems. I worked on one that stumped me and made it. We made it over to one of the Hogs which has several tech features I haven’t conjured up the courage to ride. After ride hang out @ BnB and 2 New Belgium 1554 pints. The owner of the building, Craig, let me take a shower in the studio apartment. I left while still light for Beaverhead.
Sunday i drove back to MBH for shop ride. Special Ed. I made the step up move onto start of Pyramid and made the first nasty drop in. Improvement. Nice day in short sleeves and leg armor. Long day w/ little miles.
I hankered for a print book, something fiction that I could occupy my eyes and brain. I bought Swinsuit, by Patterson. 320 of nice size type, a page turner. I ate a square of 75%cocao chocolate. a chocolate brownie, then a chocolate cookie. I finished the book and the caffeine kept working. I didn’t sleep well.
Last night the forecast for 40% snow showers. I covered my bikes b4 dark. From where I park I look east into Sedona. Snow clouds were visible. A few flakes fell on my camp. Today is a rest day for my blahs. I drove into town and parked @ MBH for internet access. I ordered a new flannel bed sheet to replace my almost 1000 day old sheets.
Mentioning 1000 days on the bike odyssey date is April 13. I plan on celebrating here in Sedona.
The Virginia folks have been hitting the trails hard. I caught up w/ them @ BnB. They decided to take a rest day.
Back out @ Beaverhead for the night. Forecast calls for dropping temps, back to long fingered gloves.