|Evening ride with friends. Steph, Barney, Liza. Mike, Beth, gNate.|
|Steph is leaving in a few weeks.|
|Spokane River. |
I took a dip here this morning. Not a bad spot. River is perfect temp right now. Swimming in the Spokane River kind of freaks me out -- from a contaminate POV -- so my by "dip," I mean: Dive in, full submersion, crawl out.
- Mountain bike has been reworked with the original stem. That short one was too short. It was great for standing climbs, but too twitchy and weird otherwise. I had a front-wheel washout on my ride this morning that I'm blaming on the stem. Yep. I am.
- Midnight Century "training" is pretty lame. Maybe lamest ever? I'm about 96% certain that I'll be on the Elephant. I'm compelled to remove fenders and lasher rack. I probably will when I get back from the river.
- I still can't believe how great the Northwest Topos map set is. Man it's great. I've had good map karma lately. I found a lost stash of Colville Nat'l Forest and Ferry County maps this morning. I'm set.
I had a birthday this week. 42. Good number. Maddie gave me this righteous card:
|Click for big. There's a lot of detail there to like.|