A new bike for me is never a reality until I ride it. You know what I mean? Dominic gets excited about every little part, every detail. I am just kinna like ‘meh’ until it’s built and I am pedaling. I can sit and stare at it, post pictures of it, talk about it, blog about it, but I am not officially excited until it’s time to ride! Yesterday was that day.
It needs some mud.
I was totally psyched to ride a MTB again! I always had one when I was in my 20′s (that makes me sound so old). I rode it everywhere back then because it was my only form of transportation. When we talked about building me a MTB, I wanted it to be old school.
The trails are a wreck and will stay that way until May, I hear. So we just rode downtown and goofed around. Ended up at Lunken and rode the bike trail some. Not every ride has to be a fucking hammer session. I like to have fun on my bikes, fuck around, remember why I love them so much.
Gnome, that XL beanie you sent fits Dominic and he loves it.
Dominic builds the best bikes. He only had to make one minor adjustment (the seatpost has a quick release!). The shifters are really sucky. The fork is rigid. The bike is heavy as fuck. It’s super comfy though, and fits me perfectly. It was a bitch to climb on. Racing on it will be interesting. I’ll likely be bringing up the rear! But it’s a beautiful bike and I love riding it. May needs to hurry up and get here so I can ride trails.
L7 was an awesome band. Turn it up!
This weekend we’re supposed to hit 50′s. That means two things. Muddy yard (dogs). And a hard ride outside. I am hooking up with Ryan for one of his killer hill sufferfests. This kid is like 26 and totally kicks my fucking ass. He’s a cocky little fuck and finds joy in making me cry on the bike.by