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Team: South
Julie Overbaugh
Monday, August 26
Mountain Bike Ride, 1000 feet elevation gain
August 28, 2002-

Today we wake up and eat breakfast. I get ready for three things: leaving this campsite, today’s trek activity-mountain bike riding and leaving for the Grand Canyon. It is a busy morning. Dawson and Steve arrive and we travel over to our starting point for today, which is Moqui Station. Moqui Station is an old stagecoach stop. We get our mountain bikes and begin riding a little late for a hot day. It is after nine. It is already hot and dry and dusty and windy. We starting riding and the first 6 or so miles are 2 track and single track. My legs feel very loggy today. We did have a long walk yesterday. I just don’t seem to find my rhythm. We get to a place where the vehicle intersects the Arizona trail and we refill our water bottles and camelbacks. Jan, Jacob, Richard and I discuss our strategies, because Cathy is behind. I knew that this track would be challenging for her. We leave a message with the support guy to give to her. Richard and I are the first two to forge on. Jan and Jacob hang back waiting for Cathy to arrive. We ride on and it is challenging single track with many gates to open and close for the cattle. Richard and I meet up with Jan and Jacob on this high place, moments after we stop and watch a Bull Elk 20-30 yards from us. He stops and looks at us and it is thrilling. Jan and Jacob show up and Jan pulls out some chips ahoy and we have a snack and some laughs. Jan and Jacob take off, being the speedy ones that they are. Richard takes off and I follow. We start down this long downhill stretch and it is fun. Then we stop and try to figure out whether this is the trail or not. We think not and begin to push the bikes back up hill for at least to 1 mile. We get up to the Arizona trail and figure out, just where we went wrong. It is obvious in hide sight. We press on. I worry about being late. The trail is single track with lots of switchbacks and gates. The trail is very dusty. I am riding down a switchback that curves left at the bottom and begins going back uphill again. I am going relatively fast to use my momentum to go uphill. My plan goes awry. At the bottom, my front wheel slides in the dusty talcum powder to the right and gets caught behind a rock. I cannot correct my wheel because the rock is too big and my wheel is too turned and my momentum has slowed me down too much. As I am flying over the handlebars, my upper right thigh is stopped by the right front handlebar and I don’t finish my flight. I wind up falling half way over and on my right hip with my right thigh impaled on the handlebar. I laid there for a while, feeling my pain and waiting for the pain to go away. As I am lying there, Richard tells me to get up. How come people always tell you to get up when you are writhing in pain? He asks me what hurts and I tell him it is my femur. In the meantime he snaps a digital picture of me. I don’t know this at the time, but he shows me later. I got up and walked it out and got back on the bike. We still had at least 6 to 8 miles to go. It definitely slowed me down. We continued to ride on. It was slower going than before my fall. It was hot, but luckily there was some shade in the ponderosa forest. We gained 1000 feet elevation in about 16 miles. We rode over 20 miles to Hull cabin in the Grand Canyon National Park. We rode over 3 hours. I was hot and thirsty and tired. At the end we find out that most people do not ride the direction we did. They generally ride this section of the Arizona Trail the other way, down the 1000 feet elevation.
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Team: South
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