I got out today for an hour and a half. That would be the first ride of any consequence I’ve been on in four weeks (I wore actual lycra & brought food with me). To say I need more of that in my life would be, well, obvious. Tubs ‘o fun needs saddle time.
If you have a trail near you that is just mind-numbingly easy to ride, nontechnical to the degree of understatement, and simply a bit on the boring end of big-ring-flyer, try it on a single speed cross bike. Ripples that wouldn’t even generate the slightest concern are now paramount issues threatening your well being, your collarbone(s), and your dental plan. Small dips and barely off-camber turns are best taken while white-knuckling the drops. It will make you young again.
Wow. That was fun.
So, I busted that one out and spent the balance of my day pretty much staring at footall with short breaks to mess about with the Christmas lights. Then we (read: my wife) put together some green chile chicken enchiladas. Awesome. Simply awesome.by