For ebike riders on heart powered trails only. On Sunday’s ride I stopped at junction of Breezy and HT and chatted with a stopped rider there. 2 other riders joined him. I didn’t notice the difference in 2 of the riders bikes until they were about to pedal away. Trek pedal assist e bike. I said they were not allowed on these trails. 1 guy said disability act permitted him which it does not. The other guy said nothing.They pedaled away. I had no legal way to site them. Attitude. So, somebody suggested laying religious karma on the scofflaw hence the title.
At the same spot as above a couple stopped. Chatted with them: they are from Zanesville, OH just west on I40 of New Concord, home of John Glenn and Muskingum College where I was graduated from. They said that Ohio is building trails. They have not ridden Mohican.
Again on this solo ride the step ups became higher. Mental block.
Forecast for Fri night was snow flurries. I drove out to far end of mp4 road as some guy has posted up with a trailer at the preferred closer in spot. Flurries did blow in.
Temp dropped well below freezing overnight. I got under way w/o bfast to drive on frozen ground in case the bit of moisture turned the drive into slop. I fixed bfast at the paved overlook. I was coherent w/o coffee. outside temp at 7:30AM was 22 outside and 45 inside w/ furnace running all night. Just can’t put enough BTUs into the cooling heat loss van.
Sat concern was muddy trails maybe even slippery freeze thaw mud. I stayed inside. I did watch the Zags game at PJs on my preferred bar stool. Smashed BYU. WCC tourney this weekend, Zags #1 seed.
Last night slept at same far out spot. This AM I had scheduled an eye exam as I find it very tiring to read my cell phone screen and printed. I wondered if the glasses were not orientated correctly. A specialist marked the focal point on each lens and I put the glasses back on. Lens was ground correctly and located correctly. Problem is with less expensive variable lens. She educated me on lens quality. The less expensive lens has a narrow focal spot, more expensive is much wider. I stepped up big time to buy new lens. Why I still save $ from my “allowance”.
I drove out Dry Creek parking right where Chuck Wagon crosses the road, usual spot. Lots of hikers and several bikers. I rode Chuck Wagon which connects with Mescal down to Deadman’s crossing the road to Aerie which had small patches of wet from melting snow. Cockscomb back around to Dawa dropping down to Dry Creek picking up OK, then a piece of AZ Cypress till the climb out on Snake to Girdner a short piece to finish on short piece of Chuck Wagon back to my van. Almost parked in from overflow parking for Devi;’s Bridge hike. Guy stopped to visit, Dave, he said we met on the Mah Dah Hey trail back in ND. Blank recall. Chatted, he mostly. Said something about my Pisgah jersey not suited for the ride. He didn’t see me riding but I had just shucked the sweated Pisgah jersey.
I turned around and drove back to 89A to drive 2 stop lights to snap for a shower. 2 lanes each direction, my way the road was plugged. Almost no forward movement. Never seen it like it was. I turned around in the car wash lot. Vacuumed my house because I was there. Traffic still backed up. I continued west and parked at the Cultural park to author this.
More winter temps are here, gone are shorts and sandals comfort.
This weekend is the mountain bike festival.