Saturday, December 4, 2010

Are we ready yet?

Looking forward to getting some proper MTB saddle time tomorrow. It's been almost a month since I've ridden if you don't count Thursdays road excursion. Just have to decide if I want to ride Tech at FTP or XC at Halpat..... Decisions decisions.
For now I'll continue sipping a nice Scotch on the rocks and watch videos of people pulling insane stunts.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Safety first?

I finally got some saddle time yesterday after nearly a month of not riding due to some persistant back pain. The problem of course is that my ride was not the blissfull winding trails of the woods complete with hucks, drops, logovers, rocks and roots. It was the road.....

I had to drop my truck off at the shop across town to get a bunch of minor issues corrected and for some reason none of the more than 150 facebook friends of mine were willing to give me a ride back to the house. I didn't mind too much because I figured hey, I'll get to ride my bike again... finally!

For strange reason lugging my 30lb 5" travel monster wheeled FS trail bike against a 20mph headwind did not leave me with the feeling of satisfaction that I had hoped for in finally getting some saddle time.

All I can say is that you roadies must have a monster set of brass balls to go out and do the things you do. Stroking down the side of the highway while a ton of steel driven by work crazed automatons yacking away on their cell phones screams past mere inches away is really really frightening. I was nearly whacked at most of the side street intersections that I passed and knowing how blind most Florida drivers are kept me on edge the whole time.

From now on I'm going to stick to hucking off of hills, jumping roots and rocks and sliding on wet leaves. Its a whole lot safer!