Lets set the record straight, I’m not a road racer. I am first and foremost a mountain biker with some strong roots in BMX. But that doesn’t mean I can’t be addicted to everything bike. As a youngster racing downhill my mind was closed to all the other bikes out there. We used to call the roadies and the XC guys “high seaters”…because for some reason riding a long time in the woods or on the road was considered un-cool to us then. Oh how times change.
Now I find myself wandering the roads for days at a time on a tour or riding a 24 hour race solo. But I see a lot of bullshit out t here on the road. Power meters, 14 pound bikes, carbon this and carbon that, electric zappy shifting bullshit. Sometimes you just have to say “fuck all that noise” , throw a sandwich in your jersey pocket and head out on a dirt road to nowhere . Happy Tuesday. Keep it dirty.