Sunday, October 30, 2016

Mentattude Adjustments

A bike ride always seems to give me a positive "Mentattude" (Mental Attitude) adjustment.

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On this late Friday afternoon on a sunny fall day  (amazingly between chronic rains) I was taking the maiden voyage on a Lynskey ProCross I had just built up as a single speed. Yes, single speed. I have some strange addiction for riding single speed bikes since they oddly make me giddy when I ride one...I am not sure why, but riding gears is never as much fun (Ever!!!).

This ride started as a "simple" torturous (I'm really out of shape) 7-mile climb to the top of the mountain to test the gearing ratio, but I was having so much fun that the miles kept clicking along once I hit the "top" at 2K of climbing. Before I knew it I was 30-miles into the mountains. The views were simply amazing with color everywhere I looked. The return trip was just as good if not better and I finished the day at dusk, cold, smiling, and with a new mental attitude.

I felt a rolling thunder start within after this 60-mile ride.  I know this feeling well from my past and I must say that it's been gone for a very, very long time. Too long! I'm hopeful it will stay for awhile. 

Get out and ride your bike (before I catch up with you)!

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Fall Riding

It's been almost a year since I put something on here. The reason is that I have had very limited internet access for a very long time so uploading anything was beyond difficult.

Anyway today I ventured out on a late afternoon fall ride on my Trek Stache. In my opinion the Stache is the perfect bike for exploring and riding in unpredictable terrain that always draws my curiosity.

This time of year I have a hard time trying to see everything, the colors are so bold and the best annual eye candy one can enjoy.

Get out an ride your bike!