High wind advisory again today. Yesterday I rode in calm high temps and few to share my experience with. I left before 9 driving up to Sedona then out to Cultural Park. 17.6 miles via rt 179 vs 28 via Cornville to beat traffic. Leave before 10 for no back up.
My route was down Draino, up out of Dry Creek on Last Frontier connecting to Western Civ to Cockscomb onto rocky Aerie back to Cockscomb enjoying the big rollers but paying back climbing up to Rupp then the wander thru the brush down to Girdner which is loose sand and busting climb out of Dry Creek back to cold beer in the fridge. A shower at snap and a piece of salmon from Whole Foods for dinner then back down to VOC and out to open spot off Beaverhead. I parked my van facing into the forecasted wind direction. Gentle breeze. High winds put off till this afternoon.
Steamed salmon, sweet potato, and broccoli for yummy dinner. Steaming eliminates the clinging smell of other fixing choice of frying.
I drink straight corn liquor out of my water glass. Small almost like fruit flies have lost their effort against gravity adding their carcass to the liquid. dead. Last night a moth hit the liquid. I gently fished it out with a spoon and laid it on my counter. No movement. A short while later the legs started moving as they were upright, wings pinned underneath. I carefully righted the moth. Shortly afterwards the wings started working. I helped it get airborne but it never got it together to leave the van. I never drink enough to land legs pointing to the sky. I finished my nosh with a pot lid covering the glass. Glass is from 2010 IMBA world summit in Augusta, GA.
I ordered my new tire Maxxis Aggressor, I put it on today for tomorrow’s ride. I pretty much wore out the old tire. New tire with sharp edge lugs will restore traction.
To all the rear brake draggers: there is a front brake which is more powerful than the skidding rear wheel which carves a rut in the trail.
Left my bike at the Bean for fork service tomorrow.
Read Bridges of Madison County.