27 April 2012 - 9:07Palooza 3
Is I type this, it is snowing in VT. Why am I not surprised? It is after all April, probably the weirdest weather month we have in New England. I’m policing all my stuff together for our trip to Montgomery NY, for my third Singlespeed-apalooza. Waterbury is going to represent this year, as well as Mandy and myself, JayPro, Nat, Joe and Ian are rolling south for the 4th running of SSAP. This is a seriously fun event, put on by our friends at Darkhorse Cycles. You know if is fun if it keeps you coming back after:
Year 1, super buff and dusty dry trails right up until the night before and it dumps rain all night and all day during the race.
Year 2, 4-10″ deep, 38° standing water, cold and blustery.
Not to mention that the regional mud is the variety that destroys brake pads and gets into every bearing. At least we know what we are getting into.
Clotheswise, I’m bringing everything I got, because if I pack for warm and dry, it will be cold and wet, and if I pack for cold and wet, I will be hot and grumpy. I’ll also be packing a couple 4pks of Heady Topper to distribute amongst our friends at Darkhorse and of course, Niner super rep Mike Stanley.
See you on the other side.