50 degree dry skies days.
Grant & I rendezvous @ 10:00 at shop. DJ suggests we ride early to ride on frozen before thaw; freeze thaw glop. Hurricane rim trail out to Chinatown wash was mostly mud free but soft which sucked speed and energy. Hit Chinatown wash for climb up to join JEM trail for down to end. Rode a lesser ridden dirt trail out of wash. Ride was in freeze thaw mud that stuck to wheels jamming my wheels and weighting the bike. After awhile we had to push our bikes. The wash climbed just a bit and we got on hard dry stuff for final out. Only miscalculation for day.
Ride down JEM was mostly mud free except low spots in 2 washes. Going down hill required pedalling. Finished back on rim trail. Grant split for LV to catch a flight home. Trail is drying out, perhaps better riding latter in day after freeze thaw has dried up? Next ride.
Picked up mail. Sorting out medical expenses.
Drove to Washington rec center for a $4.00 shower then back to OTE for socialization, dinner, and computer stuff using OTE higher speed wireless connection.