Thurs I headed down to Cottonwood to RV shop for h20 system fix then over to hospital for stress test.
RV shop turned to to reinstall the accumulator. I turned on the outside spigot and collected in a clear glass some out flow. It was ichy from the junk in the tank. I clogged the in line strainer and the filter going to the sink. More chores to accomplish.
Next was the hospital. I will say this about their very good customer service. My wait time was next to nothing and the care given was top notch. A nurse found a good vein on my left arm, she said she has been doing this for 30 years. Good stick. Next was injection of a radio active isotope that the heart picked up that was captured by special camera. The nurse who attached the adhesive sensors to my chest trimmed the hair before sticking the attach points. A DR monitored the EKG while I was on the tread mill. The goal was 135 BPM and 7 mins, my heart exceeded the target and i briskly walked the tread mill for 9 mins. I passed the EKG part w/ no issues. Next was another dye injection and the after pics. The results were sent to a radiologist to read then communicate to my primary care giver. The real prof of the pudding is the artery pics as it is possible that blockage could exist in spite of EKG data. No restraints of exercise were placed on me. I have a DR appointment on Mon.
I drove back to Sedona to the Cultural park for a bike ride. I rode Last Frontier, western civ, Cockscomb, Rupp, and climbed out of Dry Creek on Girdner. Dry Creek never ran after recent snow melt. Temp was in upper 70s that baked me. I have been riding very little lately and the ride killed me. I walked a bunch.
Stopped @ SNAP for a shower where I later found out I left my towel behind. Did laundry. I walked back to SNAP and reclaimed my towel.
Mel, his wife, and daughter from Spokane were in town. We went to dinner @ Thai place here in VOC. Great to visit w/ past history of mine. I missed attending an IMBA meeting.
Drove out to Beaverhead where same party is camping in my preferred spot. I am off prednisone and sleeping pill yet I am still getting only 5 hours of sleep. Not good for recovery.
Today I attended the IMBA session working w/ land managers. I met the trail care crew Jake and Jenny. Lots of USFS people in attendance. Real agenda was how to curtail the illegal trail building. The FS has been great in adopting selected illegally built trails but they are having heart burn over the sprouting new trails. How to reign in the perps was discussed. Central result was a strategic planning session to plan for mtn bike trails. USFS will need to man up to support. If the FS can get ahead of the user community for trails the illegal building would slow down. They need to hang a few select individuals by their nut sack to stop illegal trails. Meting lasted for 3 hours.
I disassembled the in line strainer on my h2o system and cleaned the gunk out. I ran h2o thru the non filtered outlet which still shows crud. The sink filter is clogged and needs replacing.
The head ache that started yesterday continued into today leading me to believe it is the precursor to a cold. I didn’t feel well enough to do the shop ride this afternoon.
Tomorrow is the trail building school.
Getting up into the 70s, dry heat conditioning for the high heat and humidity of the east later this spring and summer.
New Bike mag issue out. Feature articles were on riding outside the US. I have a big bone w/ that in that America has so much to offer that we should support w/ our $, not an off shore country.