Wednesday, November 23, 2022
Swim team moved to Saturday 8am so I was set for an afternoon ride which was fine by me, shorter but I love this time of the day. I was feeling very strong when I got started, I just felt like it was nothing, so I pushed it pretty good, plenty left to push still but broke 6 or 7 personal records in one swoop, felt good doing it too!
New pedals and shoes! Went with the specialized 2FO DH shoes, feel very stiff and very sticky, also got some nee race face chesters, not my favorite pedal but cheap and grippy until I figure myself out. It was off to Gold canyon to see how it weathered the monsoons. Turns out it did ok, wild and looser than ever but that's what it good about it. My chain annoyingly kept popping off everywhere, tension was fine but it just kept at it. I tensioned it tight and it didn't come back off but time for some maintenance I supose. The ride went great I did alot more than I thought I could do in 2 hours, very fun and nice change in scenery!
Another Saturday at Hawes, early, much cooler and I love it. 30 minutes in my pedal was begining to seize, I was at the bottom of RMR and was worried how to get back to the car since last time it started to seize I got just a mile in before it completely seized. With some prayer I got to the car and swapped out that oneup pedal for my backup chester. I am done with ONEUP pedals, this is the 3rd set to fail on me, they seem to last about 3 months and I keep getting them warrantied but what good is unreliability.
Monday, November 21, 2022
My son had a swim race in the morning, it required us to wake up at 5:30am so no morning ride for me ofcourse . Most the day passed by and I was scheduled for an afternoon ride, feels so so so good to get out this time of day, the mind and body just feels so much more ready for it.
SO nice out there! well the heaset doesn't seem to want to tigthen all the way so not so nice on the salsa but I can fix that I think when I take it apart and sort it. Saw soem peoples dressed like it's 30F out, I am still sweating it up but loving it!
Wednesday, November 9, 2022
Saturday morning session, had no commitments in the morning which was nice, still thought it would be nice if I get home at a decent time though. So the plan was some 40 miles and I did just that, was hoping to hit 5k climbing and came up 10 feet short.....DOH
Some classic Friday action, the rotor rub is driving me nuts, I got to true that rotor, not very good at it is the reason why I haven't tried it yet. Really got in a nice rythm on this one, it feels so much better with cooler temperatures, still sweat fest though.
Classic Thursday loop on the timberjack, still got to work on it a bit for some rattling and chainline crunching but it likes to rip. It still doesn't pedal near my Fuse so it feels great when I switch but I am definitely grateful for having more than one bike! The sun is still really strong and the desert is green.
Wednesday, November 2, 2022
Standard Saturday rip, a bit of riding in the dark an sun rise. This morning was great, I noticed some special lighting in the atmospere and low and behold a double rainbow was behind me. I never got muh more than a mist on the ride but cooler and any change from orange fireball and blue skies is welcome!