Well well well. I haven’t done much on this site since Old Pueblo except write some innocuous comments on random posts and piss off at least one lady who commented that she’d never read this site again. It’s probably for the best, ma’am. Really.
I asked the Gnome if it would be cool if I led off my post with something non-cycling related, and he said it was cool, so I will. You can skip this part if you’d rather see pics of bikes below.
The non-cycling stuff:
I published my novel. Finally.
This is the culmination of a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, but I won’t bore you with the details. Suffice it to say I got tired of hearing how agents loved it but didn’t think they could sell it, so I’m selling it. Fuck the system. Help a starving artist get some bread. It’s a damn good book and I’m proud of it. Tell everyone you know.
Okay, onto bike things.
Sedona was prime for the ridin’ on Saturday. Temps in the 70s, so D2 went out for a solo go on Mezcal and Aerie trails. These may be my new favorite trails in Sedona. Rolly, sometimes technical, mostly just fun, a good loop for sure.
This was my first ride since Old Pueblo. Did a bit of skiing in the meantime, and surprisingly enough, I felt pretty good. I was a bit worried because I was having some knee issues after my last lap at Old Pueblo, so I tried out the ol’ knee brace, which didn’t work for shit. My knee felt good though, so crisis averted.
And I have to say, I owe it to someone on this site, though I can’t remember who. A few months ago I said I needed a new pair of bibs and someone recommended Hammer Nutrition’s bibs. So I ordered them. Hands down the best bibs I’ve owned. I wore them at OP and was comfy-tainted the entire time. I’m a fan of Hammer’s nutrition stuff as well, so I didn’t mind the massive logos, but if you’re not into advertising for some company, these may not be the shorts for you. I recommend them anyway.
The day after my ride, I encountered a strange site that I had actually seen once before in Flagstaff:
My wife’s reaction to this rare sight?
“That thing probably gets terrible gas mileage.”
I would put my left nut on loan to joyride that bastard through town just once. I hate Oscar Meyer products, and I’m not wild about stupid, useless, gas-powered vehicles, but this one is different. God knows why. I’d drive that shit through every tunnel I could find.
Alright, just one more sweet Sedona pic to rub it in all yer faces as you shovel snow or get drenched in the pissing rain. This one courtesy of Matt P. from a ride about a month ago.
Notice the Hammer shorts. Most comfortable taint in Sedona.by