Heat be damned we're gonna ride!
Luckily the heat wasn't quite as bad last night as it has been the past few days. And we had a good sized group to keep things moving. We even had a visitor up vacationing from the SE Mass Chapter looking to check out our local stash. And let me tell you Steve knows how to cap off a ride! That 6 of Long Trail really hit the spot, come on up any time Steve!
Lets see highlights:
My chain finally gave up the ghost after the torque fest from last weekend, unfortunately for me it gave up right when I was trying to power up a small rise. It broke, I went shooting forward and knee'd my stem with vigor. Luckily I carry a chain tool now and just happened to have a few links in my camelbak so we were back on trail without much issue. Except for a throbbing knee.
We did Mighty Chicken twice, visitors always seem to want to hit that one as many times as possible for some reason....
and I was finally able to clean SBT from the top all the way around to Heritage with no dabbing. First time for me since we built it. Although I think I benefited greatly from Ben showing me a line that I hadn't considered to date towards the bottom.
Next week we are checking out a new spot for our weekly rides, Chamberlain Reynolds Memorial Forest in Holderness, NH. I ride my ice bike there a lot but haven't ridden there much during the season. Not a huge trail network but I hear there is some techy stuff in there.