That’s right folks, the road bikes are sitting it out for a couple of days. Traded for some good old-fashioned mountain biking.
Nothing spectacular, some outrageous hills, 32 mph descents, and some fun time looking for ways to get my bike dirty rather than for conditions that are appropriate to keep the Venge clean. It’s big gears, fat tires, slippy gravel and sand, dust and grit.
I obviously prefer the refinement of road cycling. The high speeds, the ultra-light bike, the comfortable kit and the itty bitty tires. There’s just something about road cycling that makes me want to get after it. Much more than with mountain biking.
I decided early yesterday morning to finally do something about the reach on “Revenge”. The stem was just too short and that messed with my shoulders and made my hands go numb after as few as five miles. I went to the shed to look for an old stem and found one that would work with my skinny handlebar and would give me some reach.
Once I put the new stem on, it was a completely different ride. I’m closer to evenly balanced and stretched out a bit more so I can breathe.
Today is a happy day for us as well. Our daughter is coming home from camp today. We’ve missed her quite a bit.
As for “what’s up”, I think I’ll keep it simple and leave it at that… And go enjoy my day. Peace, and lots of miles, Jim.