Saturday, February 07, 2009

Heat wave!

Yeeeah! It was in the high 60's today and I got to ride mountain bikes in shorts and short sleeves! Finally, we are getting our turn for some relief...I was starting to get very very grumpy last week with the steady freezing temps. Today was my first real ride with the Soma Juice 29er on a true mountain bike trail. I was really unsure about how it would handle since the geometry seems quite different from my previous 29er...this bike steers quicker and handles differently in the turns. I'm very happy with it. I can turn better through tight switchbacks, that is the one huge improvement that I've noticed. It also seems to climb and descend well, even though it's not the lightest frame around....not that I am a weight weenie, I rode and raced a 26lb. steel singlespeed for over a year! I also like the 1x9 setup, so far I haven't encountered many situations where I really need a big ring or the granny gear on the 29er.

Tomorrow is another mtb ride...Fool's Gold 50 will be taken, for real this time! Then, it's off to prepare for my first road TT that I'm doing next weekend...yikes. I have no real expectations except to see what I am or am not missing...I have never done a TT but I am a sucker for utterly painful things and this sounds like it may qualify!


Blogger My name is Stephen said...

Hey, would you guys video the Fool's Gold route so I can pre-ride it from my living room? Thanks, you rock!!!

6:43 AM  

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