JB's out wine tasting today, so it was a solo ride. Sometimes these solo rides are an excuse to do less than a full Summit; I was not in excuse-making mode.
Passed-em:Passed-me ratio was 0:1. More riders coming down than going up.
New prescription sun glasses... yeah, nice to see good again. Also new cleats I got with my REI dividend.
flock of turkeys at the Dumpster Gate.
Bug flew into my throat near Penny Lane. Fortunately he went down without a fight.
snake... looks like he really suffered.
fuzzy brown caterpillar.
fuzzy brown caterpillar... I may have had something to do with that one.
I realized about the Ranger House that my knee hadn't been hurting - thought maybe I went to shorts too soon and today since I had tights on that made the difference. Then I got a couple twinges, so... nope.
Started getting windy about The Bump. Got pretty bad about Chainbuster. SGR guys said it was only bad past the Helicopter Pad, but I decided to go up instead.
Got worse and worse though, and by Lookout Point I threw in the towel. Found out when I got home that they issued a strong wind advisory! Saw Justin from work getting started as I was finishing, and he messaged me that the wind died down for his ride and he made the Summit OK.
|Hey, this looks like the same guy I saw here last week.|