Soggy Bottom On Top The Mountain
Was going to NOT ride today given the misty rain and forecast for heavier rain, but my mood was turning shittier than a wet dog turd, so I grabbed the rain jacket, the Mamasita, the camera (and a nice strong ZipLoc for it) and headed to the mountain. I was going to EMBRACE the wet and mud.
Well I embraced it alright, Ma Nature gave me a bitch slap and an UN golden shower by turning that mist into a steady drizzle and then a steady downpour. Why does she have to be such a bitch?? Still had some fun. Did a new trail or two, and did some others in reverse.
Towards the end I got a slow leak in my rear tire. I'm happy to say that this was the closest I've come to a flat tire this season! GOD BLESS YOU STAN!! I think the only reason it wouldn't seal up was that I really can not remember the last time I had Stan-goo put in. But now that I have FINALLY sort of had a flat I can talk about it and not jinx myself. I can't enough about how freaking BOSS going tubeless and Stan's is! 7 months of riding and racing and NO flats until today. Stan = TITZ!!
Got some OK pics and got out of the house. Other than the slow leak and some pain in the ass chain suck in all the mud and grime, it was nice to get out and embrace the wet and mud. It was also nice to know that I was NOT racing at the Rattlesnake today. That one had to be freaking EPIC!! YIKES!!!
So while the trip was not the best of the year, it was a ride and even a so/so ride is better than no ride at all.