First 2 to make it thru the day, the third to crash. Still have headache. Prednisone is to heal suspected arteritis and the second to dull the pain, it doesn’t make it go away. I am nervous and antsy. My riding is loaded w/ effort while the sharp edge hits are dulled. My COPD is bad perhaps from the junipers pollinating which sometimes looks like puffs of smoke.
Monday night i camped @ Beaverhead flats, usual ridge spot. Forecast was for gusty winds and snow. I rocked in bed leistening to big rain drops smacking the van. No snow fell. Much needed rain.
Tues. AM drove to BnB for whatever. Chilly. Jimmy did not organize a shop ride. Jason was there working on his 5 Spot. Chilly temps, no rain, and wetted trails begged to be ridden. I joined him. We leisurely rode Shades to Hiline out to pedestal and back. I missed the uphill tree deflection but contacted the V rocks and ripped flesh from my left little finger. Having a 2.3 INR reading sends impressive amounts of blood for a small avulsion. We rode back down Hiline to Shades then to Templeton dropping down wash to easy Breezy for wash ride back to Shades then the shop. Rain fell in VOV while snow fell @ Danny’s up in West Sedona. Trails were sweet.
Drove up to West Sedona to Walgreens to pick up the later med to sleep. W/o a sleeping aid the prednisone keeps me to wired to sleep. I found a shrimp, fennel, feta cheese recipe in a mag that I wanted to make. i invited myself to danny’s to fix and share. Got a shower and a town camp spot.
Tuesday b4 the ride I got a haircut and beard trim. For all the years I have been growing both I am still short of length.
On Friday’s ride I clipped the tree branch on my head. I suspected I mashed my neck. Today I returned to the chiro. She found 2 vertebrae needing relocation. My headache did not diminish as I hoped.
I bought a pair of long fingered gloves from Fat Tire Dave while listening to various conversations and technical info. I am considering new rims and tires, still staying tubeless. Continental mountain king 2.2 black chilli compound on Stans Notubes XTR Flow rims, same King hubs.
Putzed around town then drove out to Deer Pass for the night.
My plan is to remain in Sedona area until my headache is understood and on way to abatement b4 heading east even if it is after my desired April departure.