A Boom in the Night? Team Oracle Day 4
Date posted: 2012/05/21
As part of a series, we are presenting riders’ writing from log books located at each hut, tracking the adventures from creative meals to nearly missed spills.
Day 4: 7/11/09 Wedding Bell
Departed Dry Creek Basin Hut at approx 7:45 a.m. Earlier that morning a thundering “boom in the night” woke the entire cabin. Usually that same sound meant that Kevlar was testing the strength of the of the hut trusses with his forehead. At dawn I noticed no facial bruising and the truth unfolded. It seems that Jim Dandy was honing his karate skills by trying to break the bunk ladder with his leg. Final score: Bunkladder =1 Jim Dandy’s shin = 0.
It was a nice day cruising through the sagebrush basins. The gentle downhills were a relief from yesterday’s rocky ride that needed the Vulcan death grip on the handlebars to survive. Cloud cover kept the heat off and the winds were gentle. Kevlar spent the day riding with us. Arrived at Wedding Bell Hut at 12:45 p.m. The fortress has a great view. Heavy thunderstorm clouds over the hut in the afternoon. We’re trying to convince Kevlar to run up the ridge with a long metal pole to mark the last lightening strike. Jim Dandy has become the master chef of the group. Having seen him order the more expensive menu items while eating out qualifies him for the job. Our meals have been fantastic!
—Ronaldo, Team Oracle