Dirt. It's What's For Big Mama's Breakfast
Caution, this post is about 99% about my bikes. Sorry. I'm just feeling some mad love in my nuggets.
I started off the week and the day right today, with 2:10 of dirt. Even better was that it was on my Big Mama. That made for 2:10 my back felt great in the saddle. I kept trying to compare the Dos Niner to the Big Mama on certain trails and climbs. They are both such great bikes, I hate to say one is better than the other. Every time I came up with a reason that the Dos MAY have been better, a second later I came up with a reason why the Big Mama was better.
The Big Mama is just a freaking slut for single track. I'm real lucky to be able to have two bikes, and if I had to have ONE and race it would be the Dos Niner. But since I have two it comes down to this- If the race/ride is long and has a lot of single track the Big Mama will win every time. If the race is XC or has a lot of forest road climbing, the Dos Niner will win.
For 6,12 or 24 hour races the Big Mama wins hands down. I don't care if there's a lot of climbing or not, the Big Mama makes up for it with the lack of fatigue, and it's a ability to suck up my bad line choices. If I wasn't 37 with the back of a 60 year old, I might think differently. Or if I was the type of racer at these events that starts fast and tries to just keep the hammer down. But I'm not. I try to be as steady and consistent as I can and see what happens.
For many folks it would just come down to bike weight vs. the course. But I just can't say enough about how my back felt after today's ride. If felt FINE after 2:10 minutes of riding with 2:08 of that being on single track. I rode 3 hours on the Dos on Saturday and my back felt like shit for 24 hours
Just a great way to start of what looks to be a week with a lot ot potential saddle time. I hope to spread my ass cheek time around (eeew) on the Dos, Big Mama and Campeon and just enjoy my time in the saddle.
Mozzer is tomorrow night, unless of course he cancels (which he most likely will). Got to prepare and go get my mope on.