Today I met up with Spokane friends Les and Gloria for a ride meeting out where Canyon of Fools ends. Steve figured this loop. Chilly enough for knickers and long underwear top. awe pedaled up Snake out of Dry Creek. We stopped where Chuck wagon leaves Girdner. I saw a cat claw bush to introduce newbies to evil. The thorns are shaped like cats claws. When the point makes contact if you pull against the thorn it digs in like said claw. I observed that emerging green leaves were starting to show. First I have seen. elevation is around 4500′, Beaverhead is almost 3900′ Pleased to see new life. No cows grazing, just man used desert.
Agave flower stock emerging
Les picked up his bike. I noticed that his chain was beyond slack: derailleur was not taking up the untensioned chain. His ride was over. He pushed out to the road then pedaled back to his truck. I kept going.
I encountered almost equal mtn bikers as hikers. I ran into trail doc. Day continued to be chilly.
I dropped air pressure by 1 pound each: 17 and 18. Made a noticeable change in that I got bounced around less. I ride light anyway still making nice with the sharp edged rocks. Like the pressure. How low will I go? Aggressor performed still am unable to discern a difference. But then I just ride as is, I lack curiosity to tune my suspension, I just ride.
Les got his bike fixed and went for a ride. He is out looking for food.