Saturday, 16 April 2011

the surprisingly battered ride

swift 6 by rOcKeTdOgUk
swift 6, a photo by rOcKeTdOgUk on Flickr.
so i popped out for a bimble on the hybrid (rigid swift with 35mm CX tyres) but was acosted by a riding buddy as he was passing me in the car, a cuppa followed and he said "lets go ride" so we did, i've grown soft and am used to HT 29er with big tyres which just rolls all over the local terrain, what a difference skinny tyres (the rear very worn from commuting) makes, i feel battered trying to keep up with a FS over roots and the iron hard ground
and 185mm discs applying their braking force through a 35mm bald tyre into dry dusty dirt makes for a whole new experience, it certainly makes your line choice more important
first ride with flipped Marys too, i'm sure that didn't contrinute to sore arms and pecs though
ride 36
9 miles
total 515
commute 401
total + commute 916

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