Since I spent money on a new cross bike this spring Ihave to keep trying it out on diffrent rides. It really is a jack of all trades bike. Mostly I ahve taking it on my long tempo rides and trying to find some gravel roads to enjoy. I have occasionally taken it down the Mountain bay trail. Today I decided to ride it out to the Reforestration camp and do a lap. I really wasn't sure how well it would handle the singletrack. I gotta say I was pleasently suprised. Granted the Camp is nowhere near the roughest singletrack out there. But, the bike handled well on the roots, I never felt like the bike was about to wash out in the deep sand. Wish I could say I was going to race it for WORS but, have to get out of the saddle to float of the rough stuff just slows you down too much. It is much faster to sit and spin on my full suspension. I also noticed you need to ride in the drops, I felt like my hands were going to vibrate off the tops of the hoods. Ended up with a mostly easy 2:10. Shameless product plug alert. The Crux is an awesome bike and, it climbs like nobodys business. I am looking forward to embarressing myself on a cross course this fall. Another great turn out for the Hub ride on Thursday. The ride seems to be getting bigger and bigger and faster than before. The wind was out of the east which meant a super fast run into Wrightstown. A little more mellow on the way back into De Pere for some reason. As a group we weren't doing a good job riding two abrest. Not calling anyone out, I was guilty too. Just think we may ned to address that at the beginning of the ride. Guess I will see everybody at Iola in a few weeks. I was thinking of do a road race this year in madison but, just didn't feel like spending the money. Nothing is set in set in stone as far as races go. Just going to see what races I can make. I did get get into the cheq 40 again (thanks Jesse Sharp). That was just to get the Brisket at famous daves though. Hope everyone is enjoying our awesome spring.
-See Ya Outside