Monday, October 02, 2006

Did I wuss out?

So for the past month I have been riding a fully rigid 29er singlespeed. It is a blast , but there are times when I feel like my teeth are rattling out of my mouth and my arms are going numb. I have been toying with the idea of throwing a suspension fork on the bike. Part of me wants to keep the bike rigid. Well I broke down and have a Rock Shox Reba Race fork coming. We'll have to see how that works.

Here's a shot from the last race, the Fat Tire Festival at Bear Notch. Not sure why I look like a blowfish. Maybe I was holding my breath the whole time. Could explain my performance.

Got out for an early morning ride on Saturday with DEA and some other local fellas. Got to ride some new singletrack that neither DEA or I had ever been on before but had been right under our noses for the last few years. It was pretty nice and was called the Beaver Damn trail. Aptly so as you have to ride across the top of a beaver damn as part of the trail. As we came upon the damn it was a very beautiful sight with fog across the water with the sun burning through and fall colors in the trees. All of the sudden, one of the guys, Tim, was in the water. His front wheel had slipped and he went in. Up to his neck. He tried to get out and fell back in again. He was still clipped in. DEA and I were helpless, we stood and laughed as Tim got out of the water, standing there dripping. Knowing that as we started the ride it was only 36 degrees out. Basically glad it was not us that was now soaked to the bone. Amazingly enough Tim toughed it out and finished the ride. Not sure if I would have been able to do that. Aside from that it was a good ride and nice to find some new stuff in our back yard to ride.


1 comment:

weak and feeble said...

Were you bitten by a bee or spider that caused your head to swell like that?