It’s Monday Morning. Rain is forecast and is falling as are the temps.
Yesterday was a “social” ride that was planned to finish at Historic Brewery down at the Collective, its last day of operation. “Social” as the ride was populated by younger tough guns that left me as always way off the back. Ian is a few years younger than me who kept me on the group track by waiting for me at intersections. Previous rides were on the east side of rt179 using social trails going over lots of basalt babyheads. Jimmy didn’t ride with us. In the void another leader emerged causing the ride to be less social. I suppose if I were faster and better riding skills I would have joined the social. The ride was a loop around Hogs and was backwards to how I ride it. My rides favor less uphill challenges. This ride we rode up Shades, for me the first this year as I ride a less killer climb route. Rode up Little Horse to the bridge then thru the neighborhood bypass to Mystic over to Hog Wash to old Broken Arrow climb to Chicken Point, Little Horse again to Llama leaving on Bail trail to upper part of Breezy connecting to Single Track Bypass back to the Bean. The ride started out under threatening skies: we could see rain clouds upwind. We pedaled away in drizzle. I wore my rain coat. Mixed in were snow flakes. Later skies cleared to broken clouds sunshine then closed in again but no wet.
The social gathering at Historic always works well with rehydrating with craft beer and visiting, I get to visit with riders who were so far ahead of me during the ride plus others. Works well for me. I left just b4 dark driving out to same spot on Beaverhead. I drove by a truck displaying WA plates. They are from Bellingham. Forecast soured them on Sedona as they planned on heading further south. Someone has moved in a big RV trailer to my favorite spot.
Sunday b4 the ride I tightened a pivot bolt on my bike. I pulled up on the wrench handle which tightened the bolt but sent a searing pain to my ribs. Painful deep breathing. Sore shoulder and bad ribs should have culled me from the ride. Nah. Deep breath for sneeze? hardly able to make happen.
Rain is forecast today. Good day to not exert.
Wed the van goes in for glow plug replacement. I will be allowed to sleep in the van should it be held overnight.
Zags were beaten by BYU Sat night. Today they are rated 4th.
My computer will not play all dvds as there is some kind of security mismatched. Reading in bed is favored anyway.
The stickie people are working on my stickie.
Sedona Mountain Bike festival is this weekend. Turner will be here. I will show Dave my almost 1 year old RFX with 3,000 miles on.