Francine is keeping the rider queue full despite Kevin still recovery from his ankle fracture.

Francine on the Teanaway ridge trail


June 29 - Kevin 49th Birthday and last night

Kevin has been taking it easy on the foot, as he had an xray that showed no healing on Thursday.

Francine and Jack got dropped off at Binn Hill Staging area for a mini Dirt Surfer Shuttle.  Finished again on Bad Moto Scooter to GP to Lower GP to Spaghetti Facory to Mitchell Ridge to the roadside trails to the house.  Jack thought he rode 40 miles over the three days.  Pat and Larry went for a walk on the Indian Creek trail.  Later in the afternoon, they made the trip to Apple Valley Country store for peach pie for birthday desert.

After our day of running around, we all lost motivation to drive across the river to go to Henny's for Kev's birthday dinner.  Instead we went to The Thai House on the heights for a great dinner.  We came home and had birthday pie for desert.

Sadly, we pack up tomorrow, and head for home.  We love Kent's house, and will be back next year, as Kevin didn't get to play like we normally would.  After watching Kelly and Scott flog around, it confirmed that he is going to give up windsurfing, and take kiting lessons next year.  He was planning on kiting lessons this year, but not with a broken lower fibula.  Time went by real quick, as we were here 32 nights last year, and only 30 this year.

June 28 - Water time

Pat and Larry were at the house when Francine and Jack returned from their ride.  We loaded up the Kayak and margaritas and headed down to the river.   We put Kevin in the water at The Hook, for a downwinder to the Marina.  Thankfully Larry had his lifejacket in the car for Kevin, as it was quite windy and rough when we put Kevin in the water.

Kevin and Larry

The rest of us set up camp on the grass to enjoy the weather and watch the kiters and windsurfers on the water.

Jack, Kevin, Larry and Pat

June 28 - Post Canyon - Sexy Beast #171 shuttle

I've been wanting to ride the Biker only (no motos (Motorycycle/ATV) allowed) trail.  So, as Jack as my guinea pig for exploring, he was game.  There would be a little more riding on roads instead of trail, and hopefully it would be worth it.  Kevin dropped us off at the Kingsley Reservoir again.

So, instead of taking the start of Dirt Surfer Trail #170, which I've ridden many times this trip, we went left on ATV trail #160 The Cobbles.  That name gave some concern, as the ATV Trail #197 that we climb for 1.25 miles to get to this intersection is quite rocky and boulderous, and doesn't have the name "Cobbles".  Luckily, enough motos have been thru to sort of create a "path" thru the rocky sections.
Jack at the end of a rocky section on #197 to get to the intersection of #170 Dirt Surfer and #160 Cobbles

Luckily, the sign at this intersection is misleading.  It shows trail #170 as no ATV's, but below it for trail #160, it shows ATV's allowed.  I think the ATV's get confused, and think they can't go on this section of trail.  YEAH.  We descended on #160 Cobbles, and because it wasn't totally torn up by ATV's, it was fine.  It seemed that only motorcycles had been riding it.  I think it was actually less beat up than the #170 Dirt Surfer Descent.  Hit the road and went right to a "T".  Went left down a dip and up shortly to the start of Sexy Beast #171 on the right.

Jack at start of Sexy Beast Trail #171

Sexy beast is a nice, narrow, non-motorized, couple mile trail.  One motorcycle had been on it.  It ends at a big intersection.  Ran into a nice guy and his dog and discussed route options.  Descended very little on Riordan Hill road to our turn onto a nice dirt road to come into Dirt Surfer at the top of the climb out of the creek valley.  Very worth taking this route, and is much easier than riding Dirt Surfer #170.  Continued down and cut off of Dirt Surfer to hit the bicycle only trials, Bad Moto Scooter to GP to Lower GP to Kleeway.  Finished on the roadside trails and biked to the house.  Fun ride.

June 24 - Peach Beach Windsurf

Friday, June 24th.  Scott and Diane go home.  Kelly rented a windsurfer and drove east to Maryhill, (Biggs Bridge to Washington side), to the Peach Beach RV campground, where Steve and Susy Sandberg keep their trailer all summer for weekend trips.

Scott and Diane stopped by as well, and since it was nuking at the time, he also decided to rig up.  We pulled up while they were all rigging, and the clouds came in, causing the wind to die down some.

Steve and Susy have a shady, grassy campground, with direct access to the water for launching.  Great spot.

Steve and Kevin

Unfortunately, I did not get any pictures of either Scott or Steve on the water.  The boys rigged up 4.2 sails, but the wind kept dying and was quite gusty.

Kelly heading out

Kelly coming in