|it still has new bike smell!|
|more new bike beauty|
Getting to meet up with Jason and his new Giant Anthem X29 (oh ya, them's big wheels) and witnessing that new bike love first hand took me back to every new bike I owned. That period lasts for a good two to three months for me.
His eleventh ride on the new "ride" which started in the cool daylight which disappeared and gave way to the mysterious black valley. A valley that has a new set of visitors once the sun goes down. Critters and humans alike...
|some blurry night time new bike love|
It was a great ride despite my shortcomings, the trails are in prime condition which is always pretty special this late in the year. A roll through Rowland trail in the dark with coyotes singing gave me trail orgasms that could rival parts of Jasper will be something to remember. Sadly the cold got to me and my unprepared self as I went out with no booties or warm socks of any kind, and my feet started to freeze forcing me to do the awkward thing and ask if we could pull over so I could "rub myself."
After the rubdown it was a quick return home ...
|Les Stroud would have been so disappointed in me...|
|a double bike shot potty break photo|