You know heading back to work isn't so bad when it's 60 degrees, sunny and you have a bike on top of your car, all prepped for a post work booty shake on some single track.
Got my second big ride on the Dos Niner tonight. It continues to impress. For my style of riding I can find no negatives with the big wheels. If I was more of an XC geek rather than XXC geek, maybe I would. Or if I had ever actually been fast in the first place.
The only thing that I will say, is that when I learn to ride it like a hard tail and not a like my El Santo it becomes super comfy. The wheels and the 1" Relish shock add comfort that no stock hard tail (that I've ever been on) can. It won't let you get lazy like a full cush will but it's a great happy medium amd small roots and rocky sections just go away. I'm thrilled with it.
I really thought the ride was gonna suck, since I ate some dirt within the first mile. I was carrying way too much speed into a corner and the next thing I knew my shoulder and arm where taking soil samples. I popped up and checked the Dos and the T6 Argyle for damage. All was good so I hammered on and the ride was blissful.
Ended with 2:05/18.2 miles.
Just about all of us have seen this. No words needed. We've all been there on some level. Good luck Georgie.
Looks like I got selected Blog of the Month from BikeBlogs.com. Thanks a bunch. Hope anyone new to reading the Chamois finds it at least mildly entertaining and helpful in some way.
As I've said here many times, I'm no pro, I just enjoy riding and racing my bike for long periods of time in between working a full time job and being a husband and father. At some point (about a year ago) I got the idea that people might actually find the shit that happens to me interesting. I'm now SURE that it's not interesting but I enjoy writing about it anyway.
If you do want ride vicariously through a pro, check out Christoph Sauser's web page and diary. I've been hooked on it for months. Even though I JUST made fun of him here the other day for his Euro shoes and the baggies he was wearing on them, he and his web page rocks.