Heat wave is HERE.
Fractured vertebrae recovery index... 9.5. Still kind of achy, but didn't slow me down.
Tarantula Tally: ZERO. Folks been seein'm though.
North Gate went normal - except there was the smell of something dead around Big Shady Oak... didn't see anything but I suspect it was a rat the size of a horse, decomposing in the sun, behind a rock or something.
Diablo Shoutouts to regulars Jim, Kasters, Steve, Bharat. There were also a higher than usual number of newbs who were stopped in places that newbs stop at because they weren't ready for RIDING THEIR BIKE UP A MOUNTAIN.
There was also some guy in a bright blue dune buggy - kind of odd, but he was driving safely.
Things were pretty quiet at Summit, people seemed to just be conscious of how hot it was going to get and just wanted a little break before turning around and facing the rest of the day.