Tuesday, Oct 6th
For the first ride in Bend we settled on Tiddlywinks to Kiwa to Tyler’s Traverse–with a side trip to Duodenum. Tyler’s and Duodenum are new and oh so fine–great swooping, bermed downhills and very fine powdery surface that makes it a bit tricky on the high edge of the berm. But it was a stellar day– 75 degrees and sun and a great ride.
Small world incident #2- At Pine Mtn sports we ran into two girls who were interested in the van (see the thread on van envy). We got to talking and found out they were from Alberta CA. We told them that we had gone into Alberta to a small town outside of Waterton, Pincher Creek. One of the girls works there!
Small world incident #3 We were talking to Cat at Cog Wild and she asked about our trip. We said we came through Sandpoint and Schweitzer and she asks me if I know Tom Chasse. I told her I had coffee with him two days ago!!
Small world incident #4; We parked our car int a FS parking area. Usually you need a sticker, but for the month of October it is free. We are loading our bikes on the rack and a forest service truck passes us and then does a U turn. We thought, “oh no what did we do?” The field ranger steps out and says New Hampshire? My brother is a FS ranger in NH- he lives in Plymouth and works at the Pemi Region. She also wanted to see our van (see the thread on van envy)