Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Mootsalicous




Fort Saskatchewan and a pretty flipping sweet titanium hardtail? Yes please. The return from work for the month of June had a pretty good start to the festivities. New brakes on the Moots will help it roll through the year, here is hoping I can stretch the life of the wheels a bit more longer.

The ride was very typical of Fort Saskatchewan. Easy trails in a cardiovascular sense yet challenging and downright scary for the newbs. The bike did what it needed to do and the rider suffered a bit. Some poor lines were chosen resulting in awkward root crossings where sometimes a foot dab happened. Normally I would be frustrated at my poor decisions but it's the first day back so I got a pass.

Nobody on the trails which makes mid week afternoon rides all that more better. Another reason to love the job I have. Mind you, the two weeks gone can be pretty brutal for the riding schedule. The one people encounter came in the beginning as I rode the very short paved to the entrance. An old lady yelled as I rolled past on the grass, startled by my presence. It was great.

I did nothing wrong, bell was wrung. I went on the grass to pass the couple. I think it was their first time outdoors away from the casino.

A rather spectacular over the handlebars crash happened on a quick approach to a root crossing. Immediately following the crash. Nature in its cute way decided to say 'fuck you' and an ant bit me on my arm. The ant was soon dead and I ended up pacing back and forth on the trail trying to numb the pain from landing on my wrist.

The ride ended in a euphoric state. Much akin to lots of rides in Fort Saskatchewan.

potty breakafter a short power climb fail

Beer Friday. Mill Street Brewery. Oktoberfest Style

Sorry for the lack of riding. It doesn't have much to do with the current state of things, this lull is attributed to coming off nigh...