Thursday was going to my long slow ride but the weather forecast says 25MPH winds. Today 8MPH winds and scattered showers. I chose wet over wind. 20 miles easy effort and a little under 700 feet of gain. 10.2 moving speed on the hard tail. Last 8 miles in steady rain so now the bike is clean.
Pissing rain all freakin day, so All-Country bikes won't be a thing for a minute, so here's a video of a tired bumble bee I gifted some agave to. Didn't take long for the diabetus juice to work its magic and send him/her on their way.
If it had of been a murder hornet on the other hand, its WD40 and lighter time.
great ride with my oldest son yesterday. it was our first "real" ride together (i.e. on trails that I would normally ride). He rocked it. I'm contemplating new tires, new shoes, and possibly a suspension fork for him now...
The Pines just outside of Woodstock.
Built on leased land from the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority. It was a dirt-roadie paradise for years, but it got logged earlier this spring. So the current trail builders decided to change things up. They are placing hubs at the high-points each with several downhill trails, all linked up with transfers and return climbing routes. The trails are all super short, basically like sessioning a section of normal trail. Trying to eek out the most fun and progression with the maybe 75 feet of elevation.