For those of you who need a brief update - recently, I got my first SS and also picked up an FSR XC for my son who just turned 16. We're riding again & lovin' it!!!
We had a most enjoyable ride late this afternoon at Berry College (Rome, GA). The weather was near-perfect - temp was great but the sky was a little overcast. We rode singletrack from the parking lot for a while then hit the road up to the lake, then continued around the lake and up to the "four-way" intersection.
I gotta tell ya, I've been up this road many, many times but never on a single speed and frankly, I anticipated having to walk up the last part. But no, I made it - wasn't really that bad until the final 80 feet, or so where it gets steeper and a little loose. Being familiar with this segment from the lake to the intersection, I paced myself and then before I knew it, I was at the top.
Sure, at the top I coughed up some blood & I guess that was part of a lung, but, hey, I made it.
Coming back was awesome as well. Junior (not his real name - he's the 3rd son) allowed me to go first and he followed closely behind with his full-suspension. He's showing significant improvement . . . hmmm, may be time to start filling his frame with sand.
And yes, the photo is heavily (& poorly) edited.
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