First Ride of the New Year

I wanted to get out and ride New Years day cause I heard that the weather was to change, and I was going to be in the mountains without my bike.  I tried to get some DCMTB folk and was able to get Joel, and I believe future DCMTB member Kev to ride.  I have been trying to ride with Kev for awhile, we both work downtown and are able to have early days, and we should be able to get some rides in at Roseryville.  This that and the other got in the way, but now I think we will get ourselves alined correctly so we can ride.  It was a cold day less then 32, but nice and sunny.  I had the right gear for the day, sporting some booties(custom will talk about those in a future post) toe warmers, gloves(which got too hot) and long sleeve jersey with a vest. We started out and Joel was going a little too fast for me.   Usually I would be fine but I have been doing a true off season and we were riding SS which is Joels fortay.  We went around and we carving it up, I would jump ahead at some points, and was trying to talk with Joel as we road.  Kevin seemed to be still trying to get over NY eve and ended up bonking hard at the end of the ride.   On the Second lap, I wore some other gloves, and we went and tackled the inner trail which I usually can never find.  Now that I know where it is, I will be able to find it allot easier.  We did that and that last 3 miles of the trail I jumped ahead of Joel and tried to hold him off to the parking lot.  I had been wanting to ride Rosey on the Rigid SS and it delivered!  It was a blast on the bike, and it just felt right never too undergeared, or over(well maybe the one hill in reverse).  I think I would still be faster on my dual squishy there but would not be as fun.  For the other guys views check

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