Wednesday, October 9, 2013


Thats my store there across the river. Tuesdays are my long ride days and I happened to spend a couple hours south, then a hour north.
So I snuck past the store passing thru town.

It was one of those rides where you had a lot of time and no where to go. So I tooled around in the woods. Tooled around the city for some urban assault.  Put down 15 miles out in the country roads too.Perfect cross bike ride.

Ended up with almost 3 hours of saddle time. Took a tour of the city park we held our MTB race in on Sunday. Considering we were battling wet conditions it was in pretty good shape.
I was pleasantly surprised to find very little work is needed.

Im really liking the cross bike. But I think its going for sale. And if I do end up selling I will get a Felt carbon frame for Ultegra Di2. Mechanical disc brakes.

Dont get me wrong, the Sram Red 22 hydo stuff is great. And light. But Im just spoiled with the Di2 stuff. Im not going to put it on the floor or anything. Just word of mouth. If I dont sell it thats fine too. I'll keep riding it. Its a nice bike.

Soon the group will be riding in winter mode. All the road bikes get put away. And all the people with cross bikes get them out. And if no cross bike then they ride their MTB. So cross bikes rule until its cold enough to ride on the frozen beach. Then I put away this pretty cross bike and ride my disc trucker tour bike, with all the racking off it.
 Im still bummed I did not use it this year. My so called busy Fall just would not let me. But someday. Im still tossing some stupid idea of a small tour after my daughters wedding, maybe the last week of Oct.
That will be a credit card tour. Hotel only. Too cold for this kid to camp.
Time will tell. If the weather is anything like it is today I'll leave in a heartbeat.

Sunny and 60's. I'll take it. Get outside. The leaves are falling and the clock is ticking.


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