Friday, April 21, 2023

The Eagle Rock Home Loop

 A very rare early night shift recovery ride on a Friday all thanks to the Octane One and a reinvigorated desire to ride locally. 

This was planned out on my first night only I was a lot more aggressive thinking I would do it  on the Thursday when I woke up after three hours sleep. That did not happen but the Friday after nights is usually a wash too as I am  a complete bag of shit which was the case today but you know what? 

I pulled myself up by the bootstraps and got out there!

Well the bike made me want to head out. This is something I could have done on the Moots but a mountain bike on this type of ride is pretty lame and I realized how lame it was today as the skinny tires made quick work of the roads and I was home from my loop in about forty five minutes. 

Mountain bikes are terrible for this sort of thing.. 

I can't believe I just typed that.

It was cold and I was not dressed for it. A t shirt and arm tights which kept falling down made my upper arms cold and uncomfortable This route was direct from Lonebiker headquarters and I got out of town quick for the ride straight east to the golf course. I contemplated riding the more busy TWP 510 back as I thought it was a lot busier but rode it anyways, 

There were more cars that passed on the other road heading east. 

The bike felt amazing after a week of work and I keep looking at the Moots as I type this with that lustful look in my eye. This new bike just makes me want to ride more which is pretty stellar. 

Things were in a bit of a dark state over here the last two years and this year was going to be worse, The Octane One might have saved the day. 

Global Fat Bike Day?

I'm sorry but there is no snow so I am not recognizing Global fat Bike Day as this is extremely unusual so I was out on my gravel bike w...