Making into Salida mid afternoon allowed us to grab a quick ride on S Mtn before settling into camp. Frontside to Burnpile is a standard
Pretty uneventful day. Stopped at Stafford Air and Space museum in Weatherford, OK for the afternoon. That was a pleasant surprise. Very good museum. Ended the day in Dumas, TX with a local rodeo. Good day on the road.
I think before it’s a year too late, let’s get started on Colorado 2018
This is the second year with the trailer, but its had a few major overhauls this year. First is all new electrical and ventilation. I replaced the old 20w charger with a 100w system and added a second battery. Moved the LED lighting from AC to DC and finally added new roof vents with thermostatic high-flow fans. We ditched the generator and AC fans. They were usually in the way and just all around awkward.
We also ditched the dual cots for a free futon that we got from Curt and Susan. This would allow for more floorspace during the day and travel, yet create way more sleeping room for Meghann and I.
We also moved the Yeti 50qt cooler to the bed of the truck. That allowed us to ditch the soft cooler that we had to keep in the back seat. After a few mods, we added a 85qt Yeti tank to inside of the trailer to serve as our main food storage. This actually worked quite well. I need to finish with a few more tweaks and that system will be just about perfect for the amount (or lack of) money we have in it.
The first day of travel saw our only major stop in Memphis. We tried to visit the Gibson factory, but odd hours kept that from happening. As a follow up we walked to Mud Island, saw the marching of the ducks in the Peabody, and ate some famous ribs at Rendezvous. I think the first night we made it to mid-Arkansas.
Love Windrock on a week night evening. Had to whole place to ourselves.
Raced the Downhill Southeast DH race on my Yeti SB^ under the pseudonym “Buck Nasty”…
2000… the last time I was relevant on the DH slopes?
Spent Saturday building a shed in the track field using the materials from the fort.