Trying to maintain my sanity….

Delayed onset muscle soreness was no joke. By the end of the day on Sunday, the day after the race, I was so sore, tight, and uncomfortable. Too many bruises and scrapes made foam rolling impossible and stretching barely feasible. Monday morning, I was more mobile, enough to take myself into town, get my Garmin uploaded at the local Community Library, and try to get a follow up appointment with the surgeon. I was hoping for a check up that day, but he’s double booked out all week. Somehow, they’ll squeeze me in Wednesday. I was also hoping I could figure out from Strava how fast I was going down the fire road when I hit the deck, but there wasn’t an easy answer. Fast enough, I guess.

That afternoon, Jared and I went “adventuring” to get me out and about. We drove up Boulder Creek Basin, not far from our campsite. It’s a moderate 4×4 dirt road with a fun stream crossing. Check out this gnarly bridge we had to cross!!!!!

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A few more miles up ahead, we parked and continued on foot. We passed two old miner’s cabins and marveled at their construction.

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And we ended up atop this huge mound of tailings.

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BTW: I was just kidding about crossing over that dilapidated wood bridge. We just drove the Cruiser through the water.

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Today, while Jared rode the classic Fischer Creek Loop up near Stanley, ID, I pedaled up the road to the beautiful Redfish Lake, getting in about 22 miles of easy riding in. So pretty.

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