Of meeting up with those that went to NorthStar yesterday. Sorry about that, guys, as my riding buddy crapped out (parts didn't show up in time), and while I was driving out, decided to stop at Spooner instead. Man, I'd forgotten how beautiful a ride that is!!! Obviously I wasn't setting any land-speed records like I might of at N* (oh, who am I kidding, I'm slower than frozen molasses), yet I still had a great time. Rode some trails I'd never done before, and when I got back to the van, had a chipmunk come up to me wanting some of my ClifBar (yes, I fed him, he took it right out of my hand-- naughty me for feeding wild life). Hopefully, "buddy's" parts will arrive, and I'll try to get out next Wed. again. Gotta get some trail miles in before Mammoth's marathon on the 15th!!!