With the imminent 100% chance of precipe for Sat. I took advantage of the cloud cover Fri. and rolled downstream for the afternoon.
I dropped a tooth on the front sprocket, this route would let me test it under most of the terrain type I intend to use this bike for.
Right into the sand
I rode up a side road for a view and pics.
On my way back down to the wash I see a healthy Crested specimen.
I rode up the canyon a few miles and see another farther off in the distance, it, not so healthy, but look at the life cycle stages in this picture.