Mountain Biking Milestones?
I have been riding since the summer now on an 80's bike and SS 29er I bought from a buddy. I have ridden a lot of trails, fallen a lot, and built a lot of confidence. Of course that confidence can turn around and bite me in the ass. So, today I taco'd my first wheel and impact trued it so I could complete the trail and ride home. This may be silly but it feels like a rite of passage
Ha - 'impact trued'.
That's my all time favorite repair right there. Total ride-saver so many times. Every rider should have it in their bag of tricks.
Sunday River Mtn Bike Park
Wachusett Brewing Co.
Congratulations on your "achievement" I know the feeling.
My taco adventure didn't go so well. I dropped my front wheel into a rut on a 45-degree slope and taco'd the wheel. I did a perfect OTB flip and landed on my back, all while watching the bike sail over me. That part was kinda cool actually. It was by a lake and there were several fisherman who saw it. When they saw I was OK they had a good laugh.
I wasn't and didn't know about beating it back into shape. I proceeded to drag it back to the van. I happened to have my wife's bike loaded. Swap wheels and be on my way, right? Well, I got back there and discovered I'd lost my key. So back to the crash site, found the key fortunately, then back to the van. Swapped wheels and did the ride.
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