The Problem with 29ers
mtbr.com | mward | 22 Sep 05
Yes yes, everyone reads posts daily about how riding a 29er made someone's man-tackle larger, or helped them score a date with paris hilton or allowed them to go from the back of beginner to expert overnight, but seriously, 29ers are not all that.
I've found their weak spot. The chink in the armor. The black spot on their record, as it were.
They let you go faster, of course. The problem with this is you can wreck faster.
I used to just suffer from gratuitous bruising. Now I've graduated to lacerations. Seriously, I have not been augered into the ground with such force, ever, in my cycling career. I feel like the guy in the circus who shoots himself out of a canon, given the speed at which I can put myself over the bars. It's amazing, really, when you consider 250 lbs of flesh moving at 15 mph all put into the palms of your hand as you land. My shoulders are sore as hell. It's a good thing I've been eating cheese and drinking milk.
As a side note, tonight I cleaned 2 rocky sections I've never been able to do, one I've never even come close to cleaning.
Thank you. That is all.