Today I did a good ride despite my creaking bottom bracket. Kind of the same as putting electrical tape over a warning light, the sound of crushing gravel masks the creaking noise. Taking the Merlin to the shop tomorrow.
From a new section of "La Falla" trail. This section goes along the rim for ways and gives a pretty good view.
Had a pinch flat shortly afterwards. I knew I had too little air in the rear tire.
I was riding on a flat section and evaluating my position on the bike (I do that still) and thought this would make a neat photo. In my left hand in the camera case. Also I've discovered that same thing that ranchers have; long sleeves keep you cooler.