Last night I spent many minutes framing my Sedona area rides into a .jpg. This computer, as i suspect all worn laptops have slow response times, consumes so much waiting time. I saved the pic to a thumb drive. Today i drove in from Deer Pass to a graphics shop to buy a large size and laminate both sides. I used my BECU debit card for the transaction which was denied both as debit and credit. Huh? I owe prepay fee. I bought groceries @ Safeway and paid w/ the card. Transaction denied. 2 out of 2, something is wrong w/ my account. Duh(?). Called credit union fraud dept who put a hold on my card for 2 unusual charges from Russia. Not me. BECU killed my card; I ordered a new one that will be sent to my Seattle mailing address that I will ask to be forwarded to me here. Maybe 2 weeks w/o a card. Nearest place to supply my cash economy is Cottonwood @ a member credit union. Can’t buy anything on line. I have had that number for close to 20 years.
Monday was a rest day. Dave @ Fat Tire told me to be @ his shop @ 9:00AM opening and he will call a rockshox engineer to explain the situation and ask for resolution. Dave is a well spoken, educated in marketing, learned bike mechanics in their entirity and speaks at length. He called and got thru to the engineer he wanted to speak to. Rockshox is warrantying new lowers to be sent to Dave.
Tues AM was PT for tendonitis. Brad tells me but I already know that healing will be from not using it. AM I likely to quit? Not. But I will reduce frequency and intensity.
Then went on BnB shop ride, another Cathedral mtn climb a bike ride. Dropping down to sleezy breezy back up to Shades. I am riding w/ more confidence coming from skill. Another after ride open beer tap boys on bikes session. I drink only 1 beer almost always. People were planning on 7:00PM dinner in Sedona joining the VA group. Danny and I were the only VOC people. Visited w/ their gang which is riding big time rides, like they have a sense of urgency. Me, there is always tomorrow and 2 to 3 hr ride times are just right. City camped @ Danny’s after a shower, first in 3 days.
Today was the bank card recovery. I was late to Jimmy’s skills enhancement session. We rode out to a wash where he instructe me on stepups. I am getting a hang of the second part of the pedal wheely in lifting the rear wheel over both square edged and rolled edge rocks. Correctly doen the rear wheel misses the leading rock edge. We worked for an hour.
Back @ BnB. I finally rode back to my van set on doing some tasks. First up was to pump up the road bike tires. I climbed up on the JOBOX instead of taking the bike down. I’m pumping a floor pump when Dave from Green Bay pulls in. We chat for quite a while pushing my task start time later. Next stop was PJs for their killer chicken salad. Ran into Jay, a pharmist where I buy my meds. Chatted w/ his group. Paid for dinner w/ cash. Finally drove out to Beaverhead. I rented a movie Monday that i haven’t seen.
Oh, Monday night i stayed @ Beaverhead as did Beth, she texted me she was near me. She invited me over. I countered w/ heat and Frank Sinatra on XM. She came over. I fixed dinner and shared w/ her.