Rockin' The Saint
Wifey and I met up with some friends at J. Harvard's last night and had a good time. Didn't get home till after 10:30! Gasp!!!
After Wifey got home from an a.m. jog and we made the B-Man switch I headed over to Boyce with El Santo. First time my ass has been on it since Lodi Farms back at the beginning of May. Felt strange at first to be on a "little" bike rather than the 29er but still felt good.
The trails were in good shape except for a couple muddy areas and it felt good to be back on the dirt. Only rode for 1:30 but felt pretty good and kept a nice tempo.
I find myself still trying to figure out which type of bike best suits my riding and racing needs. Each one has it's pros and cons. I see myself only doing 1 to 2 24 Hours Solos per year and more Marathon's, 100s, 6 and 12 hour races. In the Marathons & 100s there are no bike swaps so a reliable softail or hardtail would be the bomb.
I love the comfort of a FS but just not sure it fits my riding style. I need reliable parts for these races and to build a light weight FS would be compromising dependability. With a 29er I can get some added comfort, roll over most of the same stuff I can with a FS and keep the weight down a bit.
Oh well it's nice to have the problem of choosing between two sweet bikes.
Also, Six-Six-One, maker of sweet ass gloves is back in the sponsor fold after their rider support peeps finally helped me resolve some issues. They really came through for me. Big shouts out of thanks to the rider support department. Yessssssss.
Hope you all are getting some miles in and having a great weekend.