I stop at a senic turn out on the east side of Marquette. My load which started out too far forward and has crept closer to my back. I am wearing a small day pack which only exacerbates the problem.
After a full unload, repack and test ride the load is better but I can still feel the pack brushing against it. It will have to do for now. My knee has been worse before but is by no means pain free. I was prescribed vicodin a couple weeks ago but avoid taking it while riding. Come to think of it, I haven’t taken it at all yet. I stand in Lake Superiors balmy 48 F waters for a few minutes until everything mid thigh and below is totally numb.
At this point I notice that my tire is wearing considerably faster than I anticipated. I did not take a starting photo but I can just about swear that an 1/8” of tire has disappeared in the last 100 miles. I am starting to wonder if this skin will make it all the way.
Little did I know the trouble waiting ahead for me….