Friday, August 20, 2010

Elm Brook

I am happy to report that last night's ride went off without a hitch. We had 5 riders show up and no one got hurt, stung, lost, or otherwise incapacitated to any degree. My only regret is that we didn't ferry the boards out to the 'bridge to nowhere' that Sharon so nicely cut and stacked up for us.

Tufkat and a bunch of the trails over by Sharps Farm are bedding down nicely and it is clear that the trails are getting more bike usage than I have seen in the past. Every time I ride there I like it more and see the potential for a really great bike area.

Come check it out.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

How in the heck

The consistently warm, sunny weather this summer has be great, but it is leaving me looking forward to a slippery bike ride in the rain. I just don't want to give up those bike handling skills for slimy rocks that we all worked for last year.

The sky stayed dark and cloudy throughout the ride, but the rain never came. We were forced to ride all evening with excellent traction. Somehow we still managed to have fun and even had a couple over-the-bars events.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Group of 1 is my new thing

Well not sure if it was the midday T-storms or people being burnt out on Franklin Falls or maybe I just have a massive case of BO but my group ride was a solo affair yet again this week.

Rain cleared out in time and FFD drains like no other so the trails were actually in pretty good shape.  I guess being solo was just as well because I was actually testing out a new configuration on my 'monster cross' bike I am refining to ride at the NH100.  I have been experimenting for a bit this season and my latest iteration has it built up as a 96er or 69er (Whats the industry standard here? Carver went with 96, Trek with 69...)

The fork I had on there had some extra clearance and I thought a 29er wheel might fit in there...low and behold it does and surprisingly it affects the ride quality very little and softens out the ride nicely.  I still need to get a bit more acquainted with it but I will more than likely be riding this at the NH100 as a 96/69er or as I like to call it the Franken Mullet