Dirt. It's Like Mothers Milk
After B-Man was off to school today, I sat about, goofing off and posting this and that on the XXC blog (something I'm trying to be better about doing lately), and realized that I continue to have a tough time getting motivated these past few weeks. It's all mental, 'cause once I'm ON the bike I feel great and am always glad I went. Despite the hesitation, I readied my bottles, bike, and buttocks to ride, although I will admit to waffling through the entire process. But once I was in the xB, with Foals on the iPod and heading to Boyce I felt much better and started getting that tingly feeling.
Sadly when I finally got rubber on dirt I felt like the fat kid in gym class. UG! BUT after a few miles I shed my inner fat boy and soon found myself suckling the dirt like it was nectar from the bosoms of Ma Natures teet.
Today was a bee-A-utiful day. The sun that seems to already be taking on a more golden fall color, and perfect trails, made even more perfect from what I believe was a recent PTAG work day. They really kicked ass on some drainage issues that a few of the trails had been having. Big thanks to them. I also took some rebound off my Fox today, I felt like it was too bouncy. So I slowed it down and it seems to keep control a bit better. Thankfully, 'cause I need all the help I can get on the trails these days.
I almost got taken out by a fat Kamikaze ground hog. I was cruising one trail at a nice 11 mph or so and out of nowhere comes this fat ground hog darting out just inches from my wheel.
I let out and audible "holy shit!" which was surely heard through the woods. What a mess if that thing would have got caught in the spokes! Yikes!
Took a couple newer to me connectors, hit the little ridden (by me) Wave Pool Trail and then did some stuff in reverse of my norm, which is sort of like doing new trails or like using the opposite hand for self gratification or eating. Yeah, eating, that's it
OK, I feel like this has been a successful post and I've wasted enough of your time. There was a 2+ hour ride to talk of, a photo from said ride, the word "teet" was used as well as the ever popular term "self gratification", and animal photos were doctored. Those are really the keys to a successful blog post kids. Take my word for it, I didn't get to be the 2,010th most popular cycling blog by talking about my mad skills and race wins!
Time to chill, eat some dinner, and maybe even have a beverage.