25 February 2006 - 0:12What’s in the back yard of YOUR bike shop?
Up in them thar hills is some damn fine riding. You can ride to your ride if you are so inclined from the shop. The ride “Five Hills” is up in there too. It’s a ride I came up with that takes you on a tour of the 5 hills that Waterbury is built on. It’s only 25 miles long, but each of these 5 hills are steep. I’ll get the actual specs up on the web soon. Bear in mind, we do this on singlespeeds. In the grand scheme of things, I’m sure there are folks that have the fitness and ability to scream right through it, but for us, it’s more of an enjoyment thing. Yeah, we suffer on the climbs, race on the downhills, and talk smack at the end. It’s about fun more than anything else.
The shop is coming right along. Check back to this post for a before shot. It has taken quite a while to get to this point, but now it’s coming at me fast. Just like our Loomis Hill, it’s a long grind up, but when you get to the top, the only way to the next hill is down. Which is not a negative, stuff just happens fast, and you need to watch your step.
So we keep on rolling to the big day. But now, it’s the end of the day, and I missed the spectacular alpenglow because I was too busy leaving stuff behind at the shop.
Yeah, this is my front yard….