Life away from Spokane was exotic w/ way many new experiences. Back in familiar grounds I am reconnecting w/ parts of my former life here and to me they are less exciting. Nonetheless they are rewarding and fulfilling, I just am not making the time to share w/ you all.
Having said that i will capture experiences here in a non linear script.
Hip update: Jeff, @ U district, suggested that i take a week of rest along w/ his treatment. My pain is exacerbated by use. OK, no rides or hikes this week . Jeff is a real a hoot, he is acquiring the title of “Yes Man”. He rode a bit of the Pot Peak trail near Lake Chelan, a real tough trail, on his entry level mtn bike, ill equipped for trail. I noticed a bruise on his forearm, he showed me a scabbed wound on his knee and told me about his adventure. Several over the bars tumbles. Better courage than me.
Been staying many nights in the driveway of my former neighbors on Lindgren road, across from my old house. Bill is quite the skilled handy man. Jennifer is a nurse who helped me thru some of my medical conditions. My old house from the outside appears to be almost the same; however they did cut down the iron that was hung in the tree in front of the house.
Sent my fork to PUSH w/ hopes that I will have it back this weekend just to look @ & not ride because of rest.
This weekend is to be the Loppers Ball overnight festival out near Springdale. Mel says what happens at the cabin stays at the cabin unless it can be used for future embarrassment.
Nice fall weather w/ dry, clear, warm days coupled w/ chilly sleeping nights. Last 2 days i turned on the heater for warmth. Summer is past. Need to leave before I get snowed in. Spokane is a real pretty place w/o the harsh weather extremes seen other places: 17″ of rain which includes snow melt, just a few days of 100 degrees, and hardly any 0 degree days, a bit of fog during the winter, low humidity that makes line drying clothes a real thing, no quantity or variety of nasty bugs. But it is a big metro area of 400,000 people. I enjoyed the 18 years I lived here but I don’t see this as a place to reroot myself.
Off for more enjoyment. Tonight I will be fixing dinner @ Mars & Rick’s using the Chanterelle mushrooms I picked on Rick & my MT Coeur d’Alene ride.