Smoky from far away fires; visibility was not great and my eyes stung a little bit, but breathing was OK.
Saw an echelon of turkey vultures dining on some kind of carcass near the Loading Dock.
Forgot to wear my knee sleeve... it wasn't necessary but it would've felt better with it on.
Passed-em-Passed-me ratio = 0:0.
Hoping to see some friends on The Mountain, but nobody showed up... probably because of the air quality.
I still have to stop for stretching and rest, but it's getting better. I decided to take a couple shorter breaks rather than ride until I HAD to stop for a long break... that worked out pretty well too.
Wildlife Encounter: deer at Junction. They were probably happy they don't live in a wildfire county.
For some reason, Blogger keeps re-sorting my photos so they're in reverse order and I can't figure out how to hack it to do it the way I want, and it's too much work to do it myself... so if you object, you must also tell me the secret to un-resort. I suspect most people who bother to click on my blog just want to know if they've achieved celebrity status by getting their own photo memorialized right here.
|That is the sun!|