18 May 2011 - 7:10Rain Rain Go Away
It’s been a bit slow around these parts, mostly due to the large amounts of water falling out of the sky. It seriously has not let up. While this has allowed me to get caught up with wheel building, repairs, and ordering copious amounts of tires, it does make me long for a nice ride with my bike.
It does look like the rain is going to be less consistent as it has been over the next few days, so with any luck, the Thursday night shop ride will be able to happen. I’m going to take a walk up there on Thursday morning and see what the trails look like, and make the call that day. If the trails are too wet, but it isn’t raining, we will likely do a dirt road ride, just to keep the legs spinning.
I took some video on last Thursday’s ride. Because I was on the rigid fork, a lot of it was too blurry to watch. I did get a little bit of smoothness on the last part of our lower (Yellow Loop) trails, which came together pretty nicely. I had the camera pointing behind me. I love this part of the trail. It’s super flowy, and can be ridden just as fast as you like. The good news is, that when the upper trails are closed because of heavy rains, this section is normally still in very good condition due to the sandy nature of the soil.
I can’t wait to get back up there.