Sunday, October 18, 2020
I have had Corona De Loma on the mind right before my accident. Today was the day to go out and own it. National was hot and busy as usual. Body and bike were one and on point. At the top of Corona and enjoying the view I dropped in for a clean run. Always so thankful to finish that trail safely and simple spin to the car.
Well I turned 36 on October 13th, I had better ideas in my head like, ride Prescott or Flagstaff but I did not get permission. I also figured I would at least ride my age, that could not be done eithere since Sunday signs of infection came back and I am now on 3rd round of anti biotics for infection. So my new medication makes me sun sensitive so I need to cover up and limit sun exposure, something a did two weeks ago. So I piced a regular spot and pounded out some mils and called it good. The went out to dinner with the family and had a nice evening.
Monday Robbie somehow got out on an early one after having a new baby on Friday. Off we went on the Horse trails, I lead the descent and let Robbie do the rest. He ran out of gas towards the end so I lead us around for the last bit, we got to the car after 2 hours and for some reason I wanted more so I did so, Up Usery and down and road back, solid Monday!
We got out Monday morning to stretch our legs, South Mountain was the place to go and hit some of the new trails. It was murder trying to keep up, turns out Robbie was on a 18t and that led me to eating dust, not that I could keep up on 18t we will just have to see. It was nice out and made our way West on SOMO. It was standard until we connected the road to the west side trails. Old memories fluctuated in and out. When we got to Bersera connector on the far end, that was the bets stuff! On our way back we headed up Helip pad on the new cut. Was a hard climg on my SS and proved too hard on the 18t for Robbie which is why I ride 20t, I cleaned the whole climb and stoked! The rest was easy peasy, added in the other new trail and nice cruise to the lot.