My fork arrived @ PUSH on Wed. 2 days ahead of the scheduled Fri service. I eagerly checked my email and checking account to learn of the charge amount that would tell me the work was finished and the fork would be shipped. All weekend, no funds transfer. I called early Mon AM. I might ride this weekend. Work not started due to lack of capacity. No “how can I make this better for you” offer. It is what it is: no repaired fork.
I checked 2 shops to learn of rental bikes: $60 for 1/2 day on an Ibis. Too expensive. I want to ride a bike close or better than my Spot which I suppose drives this rental rate. I don’t have to ride just to ride. Instead, I spent double that rental rate on a pair of fabric hiking boots. Today I am driving over Stanley way for a backpack overnight Wednesday to the base of Elephants Perch, apparently a famous rock climbing piece of rock. A shuttle the length of Redfish Lake then a 3 mile hike to Saddleback Lakes. I am having post partum blues over giving up my stiff heavy full leather boots. The trail to the lake is a climbers’ way trail which will give me feedback on my boot choice.
I will remember my reading glasses and bring a paperback book that I will select. I started reading Kent Haruf’s new book: Benediction. I have read his previous works and had been looking for his new work. Prolly won’t carry the hardcover.
I bought a 6er of canned Moose Drool, one will find its way into my pack, the empty will be turned into a pipe.
My former across the road neighbors asked if I wanted to house sit their house the week of Sept 8. I said “yes”. I now have a when and where goal. I will schedule my dental appointment. I need to create a travel and ride plan to arrive.
Off to the Idaho hinterlands where digital communication is in the Digital Divide.