Wednesday, October 10, 2018
With fresh cooler air under my wings ambition just slightly higher, I ran to the trails Monday morning for a good does of dirt. I found it cool and even moist, I felt just fine under power, I had to be home by 9am since my kiddo is off school this week and my wife was home with him and I was very thankful she took care of him.
Another picture perfect day here in AZ, th weather has cooled and I feel surprisingly shocked it can actually get cooler here still when it is so brutally hot most the year. I felt strong on this ride, and slightly faster, still one of these days I might try to stop riding mediocre and go fast, but then again I don't care either way I just enjoy my rides :)
Wednesday, October 3, 2018
OK the clouds are here and hopes ar looking up, I questioned bringing my backpack for some reason and figured what the heck I will roll without it, well....... 2.5 miles in the front tire lost it's air. A cacti needle worked it's way in or out and without Stans sealant in the tire it would not seal. Without gear I was forced to do the walk of shame, I opted for a staright shot to the road and after a 20 minute walk along the trails to the road with my bike I stuck my thumb out and got a ride within a minute, what a nice fella who picked me up and dropped me at my car. I decided I would try a tube and ran my finger in the tire only to get poked and bled by two cactus needles and I said screw this and went home to fill the tire with sealant since riding with a tube is pretty useless until you can remove every bit of needle from the tire and I was not going to end up with more than the two pokes that got me already. So new sealnt and a bit frustrated but holding air I went back to ride! The whole ride it held beautifully and I was back on my way!