Not everyday do I have inernet access.
I rode local trails at exeter with the newly lowered seat. man, what a difference it made: right up there with the custom tuning of the shock. I am a victim of reading info and maybe not bouncing it against veteed knowledgeable people. My saddle was too high which kimited my pedal leaving me with no power at the bottom of the stroke. I rode rock gardens and root farms and had way more fun and had umph to muscle a move.
Knee pain is lessened when not walking or sitting still. When i pedal there is no pain.
Drove into Mass to Charles Parker SF NW of Boston. XGs closed, found parking lot for sleep spot. Biker riders came and went riding with lights until about 9:00. Several said the Forest closed at dusk but they had never been hassles and could not testify that anybody staying overnight would be rousted. I chose to take a risk. I didn’t fall asleep quickly, awaiting the feared Roust. ABout 12:00 I was awakened to voices and lights flasked thru the windshield. Might have been the man and if it was he let me stay. All I had to do was wait out sunrise and I could sleep in as I would be legal then.
Geared up for ride. Again, knee feeling good riding. Found first ST off gravel road and took it. Another dose of rocks, this time the rocks were sharp edged making a fall a more painful stop. I still walk but am getting better especially with my lowered seat. Local riders are having a ride: Wicked Ride of the East and the route was marked with small yellow squares nailed into trees along the way. Got lost again, couldn’t find exit off loop and rode some of the trail 3x. And then I got really lost inside a big box. EDGE helped. Found road and rode roads back to van.
Stepped in dog shit at the TH somewhere. Smeared some goodies on carpet. Cleaned shoe off. Went for ride, came back, walked in woods again and found the same stash again somehow. Dog shit stinks. Found car wash with carpet shampoo machine and made smell go away.
Looking for shower. Tried 2 XGs that were advertised on I-495, neither would sell me a shower.
Now in Rhode Island heading to Arcadia area.
Rode Mass for 21st state. Will probably work my way back to it after RI and a ride in Conn. Conn rides appear hard to find.