This is my new purchase.... my new toy from the weekend!!
I love getting outdoors, especially now that the weather is cooler!
Years ago I had been on some off road bike trails in Dallas, they're part of an organization called DORBA; Dallas Off Road Bicycle Association. One of the trails is in a nature preserve just a couple of miles from where I live. I didn't get even a half hour into the ride when I leaned down to change the shock absorber setting and the knob that adjusted it had fallen off! gggggrrrrrr!! Oh well... I kept riding. Then not 15 minutes later I went over a root and heard a loud hissing..... And the front tire went flat! GGGGGRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I walked back to my vehicle cursing under my breath and drove it back up to the store where I got it. Tire was fixed but the knoby thingy wasn't in stock... and could be about 2 weeks to get in! There goes that "cool new bike" thing I wanted to feel.... GGGGRRRRR!!
Oh well... I got up early Sunday morning and headed down to some more extreme trails I had heard about. The first one we went on kicked my ass!!! I thought I was in good shape, but I got winded trying to make it up the last hill. And the pedal scraped up and bruised my calf. Wha wha wha... I know. I'm being a cry baby.
Last night I rode around my neighborhood... on some nice paved streets! At least I'm not in the gym running on what feels like a big hamster wheel!
During the week I won't do any serious trails. And maybe I'll learn better on the Nature Preserve near my home before I go to the big boy trails again! LOL