Day 3: Some Pertinent Advice from Team Oracle
Date posted: 2012/05/14
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 3: 7/10/09 Deep Creek
Team Oracle left the Black Mesa Hut at approximately 7:45 a.m. Opening the upper windows in the hut helps with circulation. It seems that earplugs are a must to get some sleep. Eight tired males in a small room yields a nightly symphony of bodily noises. Kevlar found some clothes in his bag last night left from the Italians. I’m sure he will be digging deeper tonight for more intimate apparel.
Caspar a.k.a Kevlar took off first down the hill dressed in white. I’m sure the locals thought the Colorado Yeti had returned to the Black Mesa. The downhill today was great. FSR 615 was very rocky with patches of mud. We ate lunch at the ‘T’ intersection of Beef Trail Road. The locals drove by and offered some grit to the PB&J.
We arrived at Miramonte Reservoir for a quick swim. No sign of Kevlar. We pushed on for Dry Creek Basin Hut and arrived at approximately 1:45 p.m. Kevlar had the hut open and had a plate of milk and cookies waiting for us. We were also greeted by biting black gnats. Some of the team made some nachos for all to enjoy. Curious George repacked his front bike bearings with Vasoline.
Interesting to note some of the items the team members brought: “Jim Dandy” is still carrying his eight pound arctic raingear. He’ll probably put it on and run through some Moab lawn sprinklers to justify the load. Curious George has enough bike tools to open a shop in Durango. Kevlar has a livestock brush that he hopes to use to groom an elk herd.
—Ronaldo, Team Oracle