Friday, April 7, 2023


I seriously cannot wait to ride this thing on singletrack. A debut of the gravel biker was had today and that new bike feeling has been a long time coming. 

This thing is a rocket. 

I never rode skinny tires my whole life and the overall speed was quite the eye opener. The opening of the ride I found things a bit squirrelly as the tight handlebars made steering touchy. It didn't take me long to get used to it 'and the bike felt quite responsive in a more positive way.

Out of the saddle sprinting felt  very weird but as the ride continued things got more comfortable  and by the end of the ride I was out of the saddle at times feeling like a hero amongst men feeling like a regular Erik de Vlaeminck. 

Will get into the bike in more future posts, things are getting late here. 

In a short summary this bike will be more of a game changer than the fat bike was when I first got it. The ride possibilities are quite endless. Today I took it from Old Timers to Beverly via north side valley where I climbed out and found the LRT tracks and tried to backtrack back to the Jeep. 

So far the best ride of the year. Uncontested. 

Beer Friday. 88 Brewing, Total Eclipse Black pilsner

 Ugh... this beer will be a sweet relief after a rather lame day all thanks to the annual Doctor's visit. After the Doctors I was on the...