Yesterday finished drive from Waterville to Spokane.
Picked up new shoes. Specialized appears to have fixed my warranty replacement issue by moving the break point further to the toe. See how leather bends. Rode well later in the day.
marvin replaced the spitter valve on the propane tank. Prblem really was with hose from tank to valve which he removed after the new spitter valve passed no gas.
Met Cal & Mel & 7 mile. I arrived early and worked on my bike, poor bike after devils gulch slurry bath. Greased the DW pivots that were hungry for make me quiet juice. 2 Whitworth studnets were in parking lot. I saw an AZ plate on their truck so i went over for a conversation. Learned they were students and were looking for a ride. I eventually invited them to ride along. Mel’s stomach said i want to go home taking the rest of Mel back early. Cal & rode along w/ kids till almost dark. Scads of new trails cut or ridden in. Cal invited me to his house to visit w/ him & wife Ingred. We all worked together for years. Got a shower and a side yard palce for sleep.
Today was 9:00 AM appointment @Larry’s for Box time. We chatted for short while and then I crawled into the sensory deprivation box and let my eyes follow the alternating red led lights while thinking about my bike riding mistakes. Paid for an hour but I cooked for over a 1 1/2 hrs.
Checked results out on a ride @ Beacon. I rode slowly and purposefully checking out my broken emotional template resposes to riding situations. Seemed to work. Rode Continuous Bull Shit uphill I hadn’t ridden for years to see how I would ride uphill something steep and tortuous. Made it. 2300′ in 12 miles. Just uphill, and down.
Off to Bill & Jennifer’s for dinner, pet affection, a shower, & a place to sleep.
Tomorrw is October fest inn SPokane, leg 2 of Loppers’ Ball. Metting Tom & Cal for beer sampling.
Short of time. Gotta go.