Friday September 7th 2018

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For me - the day after my birthday, was pretty relaxing - the CP went down in the morning, but was back up later, so that I could answer  emails. - Did a few chores and thought that I should have been out riding - likely would have been if Pete was still alive.
Chatted to Jimmy on the phone - he has been through quite the ordeal with eye surgery, but now seems to be over the worst - as usual his sense of humor kept me laughing.

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For those that don’t know - this is the visitor book on top of Joss Mountain - It was put there in 2007, after they fitted a new roof and windows on the old fire lookout.  - All the top notes are from hikers ( Believe me that is a really long hike) - the last one is from Chris Hrabb who kindly posted birthday greetings to me. on Sept 5th — If he had turned a few pages, he would have seen that I was last up there, with Stan on my 75th birthday -( 6 years ago)  I might be the oldest Trials rider to ever scale this mountain .

Chris called me to ask if I wanted to join them, but as much as I would have liked to have shared this day on the Mountain - old age and health issues can only leave me to look at the pics and remember the great times ( 8 times up the Mountain)  I have tried to explain to people what going up to places like this means - but unless you do it - you will never get that feeling of being on top of the World. - Of course to get to spots like this, you need a Trials bike - the ultimate machine for riding the high country. - also you need to carry extra gas - 3 ltrs is usually good for this ride (BTW this is now off limits to everyone except Hikers & Mountain Bikers  - but there are others Mountains to explore)

Finally I would like to say that Competition is good - but riding the high country on a trials bike is absolutely “Out of this World”

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