Got some light to serious dirt trail riding done today. The really technical spots were at the beginning and end of trail number 6037. This is the trail that exits right next to my campsite.
In the technical sections, it was large boulders and rocks on a narrow twisting trail that made things interesting, sometimes too interesting, and I would have to put out my legs out as outriggers for balance.
Surprisingly, I didn't drop the motorcycle once!
I was riding to find Aspen Arch, which showed up on Google Maps as I wandered about the area to the east of the campsite. I had signal throughout so I navigated the trails using Google Maps. Here's some of the views along the way, all using my Pixel 4a's camera as I'd neglected to bring along my camera case.
It was blissfully solitary riding for the most part. I did encounter a pair of SBSs (side by side) but they quickly disappeared with their noisy engines. Their goal appeared to be to roar down the trail as fast and as noisily as possible.
I also came up on a couple of guys on dual sports and we chatted for perhaps a minute before I left them.
Once I was back at the campsite, it was time to do a repair that had been waiting for a while now. I went into town, to the local Ace hardware store, and got some needed items before completing the repair.
The task was to replace the worm gear and hex elevating shaft:
As you can see, the end had worn down quite a bit and the handle that came with the Wineguard TV antenna mast had come loose and would no longer turn the rod.
I had been using vise grips to grip the remains and turn the rod which would raise or lower the antenna mast with the Yagi antenna housing which I use for the Weboost cell signal booster.
Now, after failing to find a replacement handle with a quarter inch hex drive, I ended up with a $9 Hex drive wrench from the hardware store.
The jury is still out of course on whether the wrench will stay in place when the RV is moving about.
Still, I can still raise and lower the mast from inside the RV, so it's all good.
The weekenders have been entering the dispersed camping area all afternoon. The weather has turned rainy and it's supposed to be cooler tomorrow than today.