So I finally picked up my full rigid SS 29'er that I've been looking for and got it out for a ride yesterday. I picked a park that I knew was about the easiest thing I could ride for my first time out. Of course, I won't name where I rode, since I'd hate to make you laugh too hard.
The experience was awesome! I am used to riding a full-squish Blur LT, and let me just say that the rigid thing was a helluva change. I marvelled at the traction the big wheels gave and even with tires that are on the crappy side (Exiwolves), I could lean it over and it would track, track, track like nothing I've exerienced. Floating through sand brought me smiles. Standing and mashing up climbs had me wondering if I had a road bike under me. And even with cheap cup-and-cone wheels, it rolled and rolled like nothing.
During a piece of my ride, "Proud Mary" by CCR came on my iPod. "Big wheel keep on toinin'." That made me smile, alright.
To sum it up...sheer bliss!
So freaks, JSD303, miSSionary, Ed, and all the other freaks, maybe this time next year I'll be able to keep up!
The only thing that sucks about this whole thing is that I'll probably spend hella-bucks on a rigid SS in the near future. Those Blacksheep are lookin' mighty nice.
Peace out, and let's hope this winter is mild, right?
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