CATCHING UP

Time for the fickle finger to scurry across the keys once more in an effort to catch up on all things other than Go Daddy!  When we left off in a somewhat fractured state I was about 1/2 way through April and still toying with the idea of a trip to San Ysidro and camping out in the Cadi. Well that didn’t happen and I was off on the Denver run with kids a’plenty. A full story on this one coming soon.

April quickly rolls over into May and the 21st looms on the horizon and that marks the end of another school year and then its playing catch up in the garden with a full month of weeding before turning my attention to 24 sections for this years Dolores 2 Day Trial in August.

June sees the first trial of the year for me at Sipapu where I had a less than pleasant ride last year with a couple of crashing falls off the Superglitz and this year wasn’t much better but the full story of this will be coming up soon.

So here we are in July and Turkey Rock is next weekend, am I ready? I can’t really say, beginning to think I might just drop back to INT this year as trials confidence seems to be at an all time LOW and the nagging shoulder injury seems to be getting worse rather than better. As they say “there comes a time”. With Mercury retrograde for most of June a whole load of things just would not go my way and it was one frustration after another but hopefully now she has spun the other way up it will start to come good.

Usual format for the Dolores 2 Day on Aug 9/10, with the first day parade and 2 loops of 15 sections with 9 up on Casey’s land and then repeat the last 6 sections along the river for the spectators. Much talk of trails being cut but as yet zero evidence to support the theory so its the one man band hacking through jungle with clippers and saw again. The only saving grace is that what I cut down last year has not regrown so I’ll save about 3 weeks of trail blazing.

Day 2 is 3 loops of 12 starting from “Honey I’m Home”. A couple over at “Spuds” and 3 up Lost Canyon Creek, The Grassy Knoll gets revisited along with Tin Can Alley and then last year’s graded hill becomes a section as the lead in to …. SADDAM, “the mother of all graded hills!” That leaves 3 or 4 to find next week after fixing more Safari problems and hopefully rebuilding the Cub.

More of all this lot with pictures coming very soon

 

TONY DOWN

 

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  1. Welcome back! I have been wondering what happened to your blog. I stubbornly checked every day until you returned.

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