Updated: May 26, 2019
For me the terrain has gotten more manageable, or more likely my technique has improved. I really feel for Loren who is giving her 110% every day but is struggling to manage. It’s such a catch, if your pushing it’s slow and physically hard and if your riding it’s hard to balance but much faster. I have almost mastered the art of sand riding but Loren definitely hasn’t. She can’t ride the bike without falling over, her fall count is at 48. We are moving fucking painfully slow, my bike that Loren is using isn’t going to last much longer. I don’t care how long it takes because I’m in my happy place, I love it out here, but watching Loren beat herself up is really tough. I'm doing everything within my power to help her, I’m taking all the extra weight I can and giving as much encouragement as possible. I want her to be here as long as she wants to be here but right now I’m not sure she does.
She’s fantastic company and I truly hope she can get through this tough patch.