Last ride of Pacific Daylight Time - we were staring into the sun for a good bit of the trip... that'll be different next week.
JB was a little late to the Gate, but I wasn't in a hurry. We had an enjoyable journey.
Wildlife Encounter: A HAWK! You can't always tell if a hawk's a hawk in the air, but when they're perched on a naked tree branch they have that distinctive profile and you're sure.
|The Mountain abides, and life fights back from the fire damage.|
About three miles from home I had a blowout - didn't think I ran over anything but something made a big gash out of my rear tire. I wasn't sure a boot would hold but I stuck a dollar bill in there and only enough pressure in the new tube to be rideable and made it home OK. Put on my last reserve tire this afternoon - time to re-stock the rubber.