The forecast for yesterday called for becoming sunny and wind gusts into the 30mph. I started my ride just before the wind was to pick up. My ride was out Verde Valley School road to explore Turkey Creek trails. The road turns to dirt b4 the TH, increasing winds were creating red dust devils, the trail spawned more. I am a mouth breather which straight lines that dust into my poorly functioning lungs. I abandoned the ride opting for shelter from the wind. I skirted the edge of Baldwin down to Oak Creek and the climb up Templeton. Lots of hikers. A hike a bike up out of the creek bottom brought me back into the wind. I was being buffeted affecting my line choice. I rode to where Easy Breezy drops off the slick rock. I continued Breezy climbing back up the wash. I was out of the full force of the wind but red dust was still in the air. I talked w/ a rider heavier than me who told me he got blown off line while in the air on Highline. I know of the location as I get air there also. Very windy.
Just very windy.
Today’s forecast calls for winds again although not as high. I am keeping my lungs inside.
My repaired shoulder hurts when i am awake. I sleep thru the night. I am able to do the exercises which tells me the rotator repair is sound. Perhaps this is what I will feel forever. A pain pill after the ride deadens the pain that my medication won’t knock down.
The insurance company I use changed their coverage to offer coverage to my bicycle specifically and not as an add on. $15 per $500 of value equals $180 to cover whatever might befall my bike. I buy renters insurance.