Rode the fun trail center not too far away and actually did a few jumps!
hot as heck
Also sent it before work today. This is almost some classic eastern PA huck to flat but there’s a rock to use as a landing.
Lousy photo of local dude.
rode the wrong bikes with @balooon today at shindagin. not as wrong as the mtbros seemed to think but definitely not the right bikes
there was plenty of rougher stuff but not really anything the ditherer can’t dither. fully appreciating having come up in the wissahickon and belmont plateau on 90s rigid bikes
edit: not a flat- just tubeless woes
I have no pics of @jawn_doe because I was too busy yelping and dabbing. But I aver he skates his 270mm bottom bracket over chunky logs with panache.
Ran into two bears. Probably 20 feet as I came around the corner. Pretty solid size. Tramped away and sounded heavy. Took a bit to get phone out.
Luckily Gunnar was closer to sup (he likes her pace or going between on rides like this when I go harder on out and back). He enjoyed water then we rode back to the van.
Did a lunchtime ride with 3 workmates today. The dude on the rigid bike is the fastest on the descent. He used to do the DH circuit. Dude on the singlespeed 26er is also pretty sharp. The other guy on the Marin is a pretty crap descender, he’s mostly a roadie. It was slippery as fuk today, but at least I didn’t crash as in the previous two Thursdays. It’s a 45-60 minute loop from the office. I only just realized how spoilt we are. 3 of our 4 sites are within 2 kms of MTB trail parks. It’s just great to get out.
Got a new used road bike and have been getting back into road riding a bit (though i now realize all these pics are taken off road!). Anyway, road riding? Still fun. Drivers on rural two lanes? Still suck.
The boy and I did 50 miles this week. Next time more snacks, more dialing in bike fit. Avoided cramps this time yay!
Waiting for fitness to stop lagging
ignore bar angle/seat angle. numbness required some sacrifice