Wednesday I rode Big Park trails. Afterwards my shoulder hurt sort of big time which I attributed to riding and wearing my hipbelt suspension hydration pack. On Thurday I power walked Made in the Shade loop that caused shoulder pain. I rationalized that because I feel hiking is less harmful and I hurt afterwards just like a bike ride that I could ride. I tested that rationale out yesterday riding out Verde valley School road. I do lean forward and put weight on my hands which causes my shoulders to scrunch up. Riding the pavement still loaded my shoulder. pavement ended onto rough Sedona FS road. I picked up a piece of Baldwin single track for fun and testing. Fun on moderate tech challenges. I dropped out back on the road and yielded to further enjoyment and testing by riding out and back to Turkey Creek TH on a chunky FS road. Back @ the Bean I experienced the testing results: hurt. I should prolly quit riding and accept hiking as my outdoor activity.
Logan and Virginia are a hoot and blended in quickly and well w/ locals. Virginia and I talked about living in the van. She said she missed a chefs knife. I gave her a knife I shopped for at a kitchen supply house. She was pleased and Logan will receive the benefits of it’s output.
Last night’s shop ride party spilled into the parking lot after Jimmy turned out the lights @ 8:30. I sampled the rowdiness of the crowd which was parked on the motel side of the parking lot. I deemed their noise and exuberance to be a citizen complaint away so I drove out to the overlook. I spoke w/ Tim who owns Shenandoah Bike Shop back on the right coast and has a cool hang out shop. He said that the Bean is one of a kind. Mostly locals of the Bean crowd. Local riders are so shop branded which creates a community. So much history.
Forecast is for many days of rain and showers and chilly. Sleeping spot is the paved overlook. Yesterday a county sheriff car parked behind me for many minutes. I stared the engine and backed down from the leveling blocks and slid the side door open to exit and stow the blocks. He left w/ no interaction.
Today has been a hanging day. Potential for nasty wet weather existed. I decided to stay inside to eliminate the pull of a sucker hole and venture out. Tonight Gonzaga closes out the regular season hosting BYU. Televised @ 8:00 at PJ’s.
For years the roof vent has leaked dripping to the carpet below. Finally a tipping point must have been reached as the eau of pue is moldy carpet. I was given the number of a recommended carpet cleaner, I called him. he will call me before he comes to Sedona. A non local. Today I vacuumed the carpet and underneath. If wishes were fast trains then we would all ride. I held hope for a carpet cleaner machine that wasn’t here. I dislike the smell. I sealed the underside oif the roof vent w/ expectations that the leaks are plugged. If so, the cause of this smell will be gone. I have casually thought about replacement. The carpet is custom cut and edged. Brain spark: I give the carpet to use as a template which just eliminated an onerous task.
Yesterday afternoon I fed myself some already been vaporized herb and turned on the timer on my wrist computer. It don’t cost very much and it makes me smile and lasts for a very long time. I drifted among alcohol consumers during the Friday post ride socializing never connecting, different buzzes.
New episodes of Justified are on line. last night I watched 2 episodes till late.