Sunday, March 29, 2009

Wet trails but a dry day of riding



Well after a stromy, cold, and wet Saturday in which I wisely chose to skip a road ride...I woke up to sunshine this morning. Given it was 37 degrees outside but still, warm life giving sun was calling me to head out. I grabbed my 29er and Evie (my awesome trail dog) and headed for the trails. I met up with my friend April and we headed out. As is typical, the muddiest section of the ride was the 2 miles of logging road before you hit the singletrack. Still, the trails were about as wet as I've seen them with every root super slick. It certainly made for some challenging riding, but I had a blast. I ran into a group of regulars up there and rode with them on some new trails they have been making. I don't know what it is, but I can endure much worse conditions on the mountain bike than on the road bike. I am very fair weathered when it comes to riding on the road.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Brutal Road Ride

Well, I pulled out the Shark for a ride today and I am feeling the lack of miles. Mountain biking is such a different animal than on the road. I can feel pretty good on the MTB but the road requires much higher fitness level. Well, after a paltry 20 miles...I was cooked. Good thing its only March!

Anyway, hopping to get more miles in, maybe during the week I can get some short rides in and start building fitness again.