Noisy sleep spot last night. didn’t sleep well got up b4 6:00 & drove N on I-35. Drove by motor speedway that was getting passed being plugged by fans. Lots of RVs on grounds, motel parking lots full nearby. Not for me.
Found Murray Lake SP in OK. Inside van working when Andy Harris knocks on door. he is my contact for my ride. A bunch of riders will be gathering to preride the Extera race course and others just to ride. I rode w/ 5 people. Andy in emails said that this would be the best riding in OK. Andy & Desiree co chair the Extera race. Their local club built the trails.
Spring hasn’t arrived here yet as trees are not leafed out and dogwoods are blooming again for me after LA. Temp hit 84 w/ a good wind & clear skies.
Did well w/ land for hand built trails. Sandstone & sandy tread w/ some clay mixed in. Found several rock gardens and challenging climbs. They made the trail pass between tight trees several times: they went looking for them. 17.61 miles & 1510′vert on land that was almost flat. Enjoying 5.5″ of travel. Al other riders were on full suspension.
Quick ride & dispersal. I took a shower in XG, they went to Andy’s family restaurant: 2 frogs.
Met Thomas @ shower who told me of a big race tomorrow where I will be in AR. He said I might be able to get in on 60 mile ride if I got there by 8:00 AM. I made Hugo, OK and crashed. Thomas did some long distance trips like me and we shared a few ride stories.
Second battery provides additional power to really light up the main light inside. The solar collector is collecting energy.