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Saturday, December 22, 2012

Shadow ride

Training rides are increasing but the snow just is not here.  We had a storm about a week ago. The snow blew in with gusto tho just not enough to get any decent trails in. The exception of those 2 stormy days I basically continue to ride on dirt, frozen dirt. It has it's pros and cons.

Pros: I've probably never ridden so much on our dirt roads before in the winter. 14 mph is so fast! The windchill increases with speed. Don't have to worry about airing down/up or even pushing right now.  Can dictate exactly my route without much error in time.

Cons: I've probably never ridden so much on our dirt roads before in the winter. 14 mph is too fast! The windchill increases with speed.  Not airing down/up or even pushing right now.  Can dictate exactly my route without much error in time.   

During my ride today I looked over at a snow bank and saw my shadow.  It was kind of cool so I took a short video.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Sunrise Ride


A ride before the sunrise means a ride before the crack of noon.  While we don't have hardly any snow and only low temps riding the fatback has been a blast.  I simply love this bike and have put somewhere north of 700 miles since I picked it up. I was skeptical how much better it would be than my wildfire but it is not just a nice ride but a great one... even though the verdict is still out on ... well snow.  It's basically seen only frozen dirt and ice. I can't wait till an actual snow trail. The video below is almost identical to the last one I did, probably because it's a downhill with a good view.  Sarah's original music, as usual too.