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TheFlying"W"

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PostSubject: Quick ride today.   1/23/2010, 4:19 pm

I had to move my bike out of the garage today to get it out of the way of some other stuff I was doing, so decided to go for a quick spin in the neighborhood. I live out in the county, and ever since I moved in here about 6 months ago, I have been eyeing the hill right out from my garage. Turns out, it was really fun. While normally loose and sandy, with all the rain we have had on and off, it was deceptively packed, but acted like mud. Good traction then, boom sideways and spinning the rear. What I found when I got up there though was that I am probably only about 100 yards from a county road that connects to a plethora of other county and forest roads that go on for miles. Yeehaw!
The main point here though is, I only headed out for about 45 minutes. But man, did that make all the difference today. It has been a pretty intense week, and little did I know how much I needed that ride. Put a huge smile on my face, and just lightened the load by a factor of 10. So my advise to everyone is, you don't have to wait for the weekend to go for an all day ride. If you have just an hour or so, that may be just enough to really break free of the grind. I hope everyone had as great an afternoon as I did. Can't hardly wait for spring.
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PostSubject: Re: Quick ride today.   1/23/2010, 5:32 pm

Sweet man, hopefully i get out tomorrow. Noticed when I was taking those measurements that my rear tire is just about gone. My stock one sitting on the garage (that I changed out cause it was toast) floor has more tread on it then the one on the bike.
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PostSubject: Re: Quick ride today.   1/23/2010, 10:51 pm

Good to know you are getting enough riding in to need new tires. I think for my next rear, (which I am getting close to needing), I am going to get a trials tire. I have heard great things about them.
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PostSubject: Re: Quick ride today.   1/24/2010, 5:19 am

TheFlying"W" wrote:
Good to know you are getting enough riding in to need new tires. I think for my next rear, (which I am getting close to needing), I am going to get a trials tire. I have heard great things about them.

Yeah I'm going to try a Trials on the rear for some of the real rocky trails this summer, like you I've heard a lot of good about them. I'd love to score a second rear wheel so I can just swap back and forth real quick.

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PostSubject: Re: Quick ride today.   1/24/2010, 2:09 pm

TheFlying"W" wrote:
So my advise to everyone is, you don't have to wait for the weekend to go for an all day ride. If you have just an hour or so, that may be just enough to really break free of the grind. I hope everyone had as great an afternoon as I did. Can't hardly wait for spring.

Sage advice - thanks!

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