temps here in Spokane have been running in low teens every AM yet warms to almost freezing. Thurs, Fri, & Sat I hiked on trails I ride except i added the commute from High Drive to the river on Sat. You can ride 99% single track from what, Hatch rd, all the way to 9 mile, there are literally miles of trails. Years ago I linked Marshall whoops to 9 mile for a 53 mile ride. Fri I hiked around Camp Sekani on Up River. The trail angels have been busy building all kinds of dirt jumps & berms. It looks like a skate park w/ the quantity and diversity. My riding is cross country and there are many trails to meet my likes, even new ones being built. The Camp appears to be a mtn bike park w/ some Frisbee golf mixed in. The hiking moves my shoulder thru some motions that help flexibility. Plus I was outside enjoying the early winter sun that sets just about 4PM. Snow on MT Spokane.
Presently many of the exercises & stretches have been geared to restore range on motion in my shoulder. I work hard. My range is increasing, the shoulder is still protecting itself by not relaxing the muscles to allow for deep stretches. The stretches are painful and the pain remains 24X7. No pain script meds.
Yesterday I rode pavement out here plus a little gravel. I added insulated booties and replaced the light long underwear top w/ a thicker one. Sunny & calm. The seat fits my butt. My shoulder hurts no less while riding.
Today is a rest day. I have errands to run. Neighbor Bill and I will set up a bed lift method.
I am marching to a self imposed schedule of leaving next Tues for the San Juan Islands.
Turner is no longer offering the 5 Spot, having been replaced by the 27.5″ Burner. I am riding a relic. Just me and my 26 incher. While I might be obstinate in not switching to the 27.5″ wheel, I am not willing to park w/ savings to be among the new in crowd.
Jerry Jeff sings Life is Good.