When Not So Good Is STILL Great
Tonight's ride was not one of my best, BUT the fact that I was on a mountain bike, sweating like a fool, and getting dirty for 2 hours in 90 degree heat still makes it pretty damn great evening.
I was having trouble finding my "flow" on the dirt. Too much pavement recently, combined with a SERIOUS amount of overgrowth on the trails due to the constant rains and warm temps has made many of the sections a 10 mph bush wack and some sloppy riding by moi. I was regretting my descission to STILL not use glasses to ride with too. Smacked in the face 1 too many times. It's an accident waiting to happen.
The infamous "no see um" bugs have made their arrival in the woods. I have NO idea what the are, or what the look like, but DAMN to their bites hurt. Iike stabbing yourself with a pin. They leave huge red welts on my baby soft skin too. I even covered myself in bug spray! Those BASTARDS!
Lastly, I almost knocked my front teeth out. Yeah, I'm an idiot. I was ducking down with my face close to my stem so as to ride under some tree fall when I hit a bump, and the stem shoots up and knocks me in the teeth. I haven't felt that shock to the snags since the last time I let somebody beat me up.
Broke out the plastic and ordered up some supplies from Bikeman.com the other day. Now I'm stocked up with Gel, Perpetuem, and Heed for the next month or so.
I also got a new bladder for the CamelToe® since one of mine is all skanked up with some sort of ass squirt inducing sludge that won't come out. Went with a Naglene bladder. Read a good review of it and decided to take a chance on it. Just looking at it, it looks top notch but time will tell.
That's about it. No riding tomorrow. Need to clean some bikes up and adjust my Reba 29er. It needs to soak up some smaller bumps so I need to play with the settings.