My sincere thanks for all the support and well wishings. I feel humbled, grateful and part of a true riding community. So thank you all!

After five days of recovery, the range of motion has improved but the left back muscle is out of the game. Any use of it is very painful.

So I’m flying home tomorrow. If all goes well with recovery, I’ll be back in a few weeks to continue the trail. It’ll be colder and rainier for sure but hopefully not bitterly so. Either way, I will return.

It is what it is.