I hate road riding in the wind. My default on super windy days has always been to get off road one way or another. If I have to race in it, so be it, but if I have a choice, I am going to use the woods as shelter. That is exactly what I did today.
After mountain biking yesterday in the Tillamook Forest, I opted for Stub today. Now I cannot tell you the last time I mountain biked two days in a row, it has been a LONG time.
I opted for the hardtail race bike today. It has been since about November or so since I rode this bike and I have made a couple changes since then that I wanted to make sure all worked and wouldn’t present any issues at a critical moment….i.e a race.
All in all I am pretty happy with how it all worked today. The trails were wet and super slick. The trails are baked rock hard all summer and ridden quite a bit, then when it gets wet the top 1/4-1/2″ gets muddy on top of solid dirt underneath. It made some of the corners pretty dicey.
That’s about all the excitement so far…..now I just have to last until the series finale of Downton Abbey tonight. 2 hour finale and it starts at my normal bedtime. I should be useful at work tomorrow.
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