Had a good ride out today in sub-zero temps, took more photos than managed to ride but it was some good fun and I'm glad I made the effort as my tracks were the only ones up there, had to turn around when I could stand my bike in the snow though!
Just got a (used) steel, rigid, 29er SS the other day and took it out to ride Wissahickon trails in the fresh powdery snow we got last night and ended up riding for about 2 hours. The bike was a ****ing blast. This is only my second ride on it and I was thrilled. My other bike was a Giant XTC 29er alloy hardtail 3x9 so... what a difference in balance and technique. I did much better this time out -- I kept my knees bent out of the saddle while descending to take some strain off my back, and stood to pedal up hills... 'always be pedalin,' so found climbing to go much smoother, especially on the rocky technical climbs at Wiss. Spinning out like a mad man on flats is definitely a new experience as I was a bit of a masher.
Running 2.3 exiwolfs and they railed in the snow... I don't think I really slipped unexpectedly at all while cornering, braking was stable and strong and only a few spins on rocks when climbing (my fault). psyched about that.
So happy the snow was still there. So happy it was powdery goodness and not slush.
What a blast.
no photos because my phone died. but it was beautiful ; ) haha
I went on an awesome ride with a friend today on one of my favorite local trails. It snowed about an inch on Thursday so some was still on the ground. I would post the pic I took but this is my first post :/
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