Rode Sedona today, later in the ride the title appeared.
Yesterday i did an all day trail build on the Black Canyon trail from Bumblebee and connected to a piece coming from the south. Chopping rock out of trail tread and or raking it w/ a McCloud. Nice day pleasant to work in. Keith, Dale, & Mike dug in also. I was the newby. Trail tread is almost as smooth as a baby’s butt at least to bike tires. What makes the trail interesting is the routing, otherwise it is a boring trail.
Shower @ KOA & drove north to gaydar ridge camp spot. All alone, no propositions.
Today drove up canyon. Stopped @ Bike & Bean and arranged receiving my UPS bike parts and that they will build up the bike. I have to store all the parts until final build.
At Mountain Bike Heaven John, aka traildoc lead. I stayed w/ the last 4 as we wandered hither & yon around Sedona. We rode new trail named Highline. Yes it was. These challenging & big technical occur high up on sandstone formations. Sketchy single track, you need to be on your game here. Trails were free of snow and wet which inspired some confidence. I rode more stuff than ever. Key is using middle chain ring & 2 largest cogs & power up. Just sketchy in spots, downhill rolling over rock onto loose rubble hung on steep hillside. My courage left me on last downhill. Mentally I was empty. The tiger in my tag turned into a pussy.
SO, I asked John if I could ride w/ him tomorrow. He said yes, maybe we’ll go do Damnifino like we did 2 weeks ago in the snow. I’m going again.
Scott Irons from Indianapolis, whom I rode w/ last year in the Pisgah, knows Gonzo @ Bike & Bean.
Camped out west of town on Deer pass rd.