For me living here my lofe is fairly straight forward repeating itself in variation. I sleep somewhere around here in my van. I ride here just about every other day. I hang as a loafer @ Bike and Bean, the weather has been white bread. I do a PT appointment 1/ week and learn that my road to recovery is still smooth and what I feel might be what I will feel.The riding is Sedona chunk, some is more technical and scary for bodily injury or death. I have a shower when shop is open.
But each day provides its uniqueness to the routine above.
Sat I helped w/ rock work on a nonsustainable switchback on High on the Hogs. Mark was contracted by the FS to do rock work, this was one of his projects. Rock work is engineering on the creation. Physical feature the rock work is to be is developed. Rocks are selected for load bearing, sustainability, etc. Lots of thinking and trial and error. Takes a lot of time to construct a rock solution that will stand the test of time. I hiked out after late lunch for a ride around Soldiers Pass area.
Sat was the last night for some of the Sun Valley visitors so a shout out went out to party. Dinner enhanced w/ libations loosened up a few. Load boisterous group of 15 mtn bikers. Next move was down to Pjs, just beer this time, loud music machine sound, and for me watching the Zags loose. Let’s say that alcohol on some removed learned social mores.
My left knee started being painful a week ago while hiking out after a trail project. PT gave me strengthening and stretching exercises mitigate the discomfort. I am still leery of big hikes.
Sun I hung out deferring to the weekend traffic.
Monday Jimmie, Jan, and I went for a ride. gentle pace that kept me aerobic all but 2 minutes. Still, it is Sedona riding that is never really easy.
Funny, I have been dissing the calorie burned the Edge computer. For the effort I put out I think I burned a 6 pack of hand crafted beer. Instead I earned just a beer. I tracked my driving GPS track from VOC to Sedona driving. Amazing, average speed was 28 mph and i burned 680 cals while working the pedals and turning the wheel, thinking was common to driving and heart propelled.
Tues was a PT visit and a rest day. The Deer Pass park area is very popular, the most it has been in my 5 years here. I take an after ride shower down in VOC then camp out on Beaverhead flats road where little sharing is required. I park less than 1/8 mile off the hard road. In the morning I watch rigs passing me on the ay to the hard road as they were further back in. The official FS recognized roads are too rough for me to drive back to where they go. Nobody can hit me w/ a beer can where I park and it is too cold to take an outside shower.
Wed I drove out Dry Creek rd to Chuck Wagon trail. Out here the trails are less technical and offer pedaling. 16 mile loop using: Chuck Wagon, Gunslinger, Mescal, Deadmans, Aerie, Cockscomb, AZ Cypress, Anaconda, Girdner, and Chuck Wagon. I only stopped to help first aid a rider w/ a broken collar bone on Mescal. exceeded my high heart rate for almost half the ride but burned more calories. Still I was snookered afterwards.
I stopped @ Safeway afterwards. Munchies attached that only a piece of red velvet cake would slake. Once back home I forced the cover open and stabbed a mouthful piece. I opened my jaw and the hinge on my right side went clicking crazy. Chewing painfree wasn’t happening. Treatment required. I drove to my dentist to learn what’s up. TMJ was pronounced. Who do you refer to? I called, learned a bunch of stuff, I called my insurance company to learn of coverage. Good to go. Today I a full head Xray was taken @ my dentist. The TMJ dentist works the muscles and maybe an appliance to correct the problem. I have an appointment on Monday when i return from Hawaii.
I did my wash today and rested. The forecast called for 40% showers, a few drops fell, some streaked my windshield. It is so dry here.
The Zags play tonight, watching @ PJs.
Tomorrow I am driving to Phoenix Best Western stopping to ride Black Canyon trail if rain does not fall.