New Year's Resolution #3: Stop sucking at mountain bike handling. This will be accomplished by getting my ass kicked by the Tuesday Night Titans at Middle Run/White Clay. I will know I have succeeded when I can hang with Todd, Marc, Buddy et al at Fair Hill. Timetable: by SSWC07.
Yesterday met up with a bunch of the DCCofD at Marc and Diane's house for a fixed gear road ride. I brought Ghetto Prom and my road bike in case the 40 x 15 gearing on GP was too low. Turns out it was just right, but when I went to adjust my seat height, I sheared the rusted out seatpost clamp bolt. Looks like it was road ride for me while all the fixies got to have all the fun. It was a good ride, a little dirty, but fun nonetheless.
This morning 21 of us regrouped and headed out for a 2 hour ride in Fair Hill. Lets just say it's the reason I have 3rd resolution. E-town, Paul, and myself got the worst of it, we were so shattered by the end of the ride that we walked the last climb. Fuck going to 2:1 gearing. That can wait. It was worth it to hear a nameless angry German roadie try to ride the more technical stuff on his mountain bike.
What a great weekend. I love this community.