First, I am home all safe and sound and only a little beat up from the RTR.
I will write a summary of days 5 and 6 this weekend. A couple of events on Thursday put me behind. The first was a front wheel blowout descending Fremont Pass. As Tom H. will tell you that can be disastrous. I was way more fortunate than Tom in that my bike didn't do anything crazy and I was able to bring it to a safe stop.
I changed the tire and inflated it with a CO2 cartridge. Now I am really cautious with CO2 cartridges. I have over inflated tubes and blew them and I really, really didn't want to use my second spare tube. I inflated to what seemed a safe pressure then limped all the way to Frisco hoping on every switch back that I had enough tire pressure to keep the tire from rolling and blowing out. In Frisco I deflated the tire and re-inflated it. All this tire drama cost me at least an hour.
Then the hotel incident. I arrived at River Mountain Condos about 2:30 and my room was not ready. I am really tired and dirty but rooms are promised until 3. So they take my cell phone number and I go get something to eat. Back at 3:30 and my room still isn't ready. I sit in the lounge and they will come get me when the room is ready. At 4:30 I go sit on the set in a chair in front of the front desk where the two women working are chatting. At 5 they ask if they can help me at which point I blew up. My room had probably been ready for an hour or more.
And the room was pitiful. It only had a pull-out-of-the-wall bed, was hot (there is no air conditioning in ski condos), and poorly furnished.
All this put me several hours behind routine. It also had me so mad I didn't want to write about the day because I would fixate on the hotel. Because other than getting scared silly with the blowout, it was a pretty nice ride.