Sunday, January 11, 2009

Nice easy ride.

Met up with the Bob at Crane and we chilled (or rather warmed?) for  a while drinking coffee and chatting.  He had on his studded tires so once we did get riding, we had a nice mellow pace of about 14mph average.  Hills were done at 9-ish, downhills coasted near 20.

I forgot that I really enjoy the challenge of riding my slick tires in crappy weather.  Last year I made it just fine with 28C tires.  Now I have some 32C slicks from Bontrager and I had no issues.  The northern part of the Keystone trail was mostly snow with rough spots from walker/joggers and a few bike tracks.  I just muscled through and kept on rolling.  A couple of dips going under the bridges had my front wheel sliding slightly sideways, but the clear cement underneath was a nice respite.

Now that I remember how easy it is to ride in this stuff, I really have no excuse not to ride more.  Oh, and Fred, I so super sorry I bailed on yesterdays ride.  I hope you had fun laying down those first tracks on the Keystone.

8 comments:

brady said...

That was me who yelled at you guys at Pacific/Elmwood park. I picked you (Munson) out from a quarter mile out. Katherine asked how I knew it was you from so far away. I told her that it was your signature ice cream bucket on the handlebars that gave you away. Not kidding.

munsoned said...

How else am I going to stay fueled to keep up with you and Bryan? Ice Cream, Baby!!

Bob and I realized who you were after we had each turned our separate ways. Sorry bout that. Maybe next weekend we can see each other while riding in the same direction?

bryan said...

dude ... photo credit. stat.

kidding.

munsoned said...

Oh yeah, that was you huh?

How would I go about that? Should I re-edit the photo and make that small print in the corner?

bryan said...

I think just type it into the blog banner. 16-point type or so.

munsoned said...

Any better, herr editor?

bryan said...

ja.

Biker Bob said...

I'm sure glad I didn't give Brady a one finger wave when he yelled at us. ;-)

We figured that was you about a second or two after you went past.