Roadkill Report: an opossum at The Approach
JB's on vaction, but new guy at work Justin came along. He'd been to The Junction only once on our Wednesday Night Ride - today he was looking forward to a Summit. Except at Junction he decided he was pooped.
This ranger was observing riders stopping at the new Juniper Stop Sign - or not stopping. The guy behind me got a bull-horn admonishment.
Tarantula Tally: one.
Al and I stopped to talk to the stop sign ranger on the way down, Jason I think his name was. He had a good attitude and just wanted the riders to be safe and aware.
I put my sew-ups on last night but I didn't get the brakes adjusted right and they were squeaking like a goose all the way down. THEN, at Moss Landing, I feel my spare tire fall out from under my saddle. I stopped quickly to turn around but then I somehow tangled up my chain and couldn't get going right away. This guy below, asked if I was OK, because I was off the bike and I said "Yes... and THAT'S MY TIRE UP THERE by the way."
I think this guy below was his riding buddy.
THEN, the first guy stops to PICK UP MY TIRE!
(I didn't actually see this until I reviewed my video).
Just then, blog reader Mike happens by, and he helps me get my chain untangled, and look for the tire.
No luck... but he did find the piece of T-shirt that I had it wrapped up in.
Now I don't honestly know if the tire snatcher didn't HEAR me or understand me when I said my tire was up there... or if he planned on turning it in to lost and found, or if he's just a thief. But I would sure like my spare tubular back. If anyone recognizes him, please put us in touch - thanks. It looks like this: