BRT 12, July 18 – Igor goes to the doctor
Tom took Igor into the shop in the morning. We had 2 or 3 calls by early afternoon confirming that we did have a leaking head gasket, that they also found a problem with the air conditioner and something else I don’t remember. We were looking at a big repair and a big price tag. But I was relieved that we got it looked at it before something catastrophic happened. It was actually quite a relief to find out what was wrong and that it was going to be taken care of.
I hiked with Fosco in the morning. Then there was a lot of lazing about in the air con, watching Le Tour, reading books and much needed napping after the stress and heat of the last few days.
Tom and I rode from the house in the evening when the clouds rolled in.
There was out the door (nearly) access to Green Mountain. The ride was still warm, I was still tired from my recent bonk and the altitude is no joke. It’s about 7000 ft at the highest point on the trail. Gaspy to say the least.
I can’t say enough about the views and relaxing vibe at the place we stayed. We had the most amazing sunset to go with our dinner.
BRT 13, July 19 – Resting in Golden
More bike riding. More resting in the air con. More Tour watching. Rode our bikes to a restaurant about 1.5 miles away. Unfortunately the ride home is almost entirely uphill. Not so easy after 2 glasses of wine.