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Post-Thanksgiving Day Ride

I went on a morning ride on Friday to bike off the excess turkey.   Ghost Falls Bridge I asked this bow hunter not to use me for target practice.  http://www.strava.com/athletes/424498/latest-rides/780c8c7d9d1dab3c1f2aed03da85bc16e22554e9 Advertisements

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Veteran’s Day Ride

So, after spending most of the day helping my wife buy a new sofa, I was able to sneak out of the house to get an  hour ride in.  I rode up the Jacob’s Ladder trail for the first time, and then decended Ghost and Rattler trails.  I then came back up Clark’s trail.  The entire loop was a great ride.  The dimming light reflecting off of the ever fading leaves of the late fall, combined with the eerie sound of the cool, crisp []

How best to lighten my bike?

So, I do like my Diamondback Recoil, despite its low cost, because it is a comfortable fit for me.  However, one problem with the bike is that it is heavy.  On the MTBR website, someone weighed his Recoil and said that it busted the scales at 37 pounds.  I need to find a way to lighten this bike up, which should not be too difficult, since the components are so cheap and heavy anyway.  However, the big debate is where to begin?  []

Exhilerating

Nice ride in this morning.  It was cool to be in the mountain just before dawn.  What was cooler was seeing all of the other lights that were beaming along the trail.  I was a bit surprised to see that many people out on the trail in the morning.  And these guys had really bright lights that really lit up the trail, as opposed to my puny Schwinn light.  I need to get a new one.  Here’s another surprise…the temperature when I got down the mountain []

Trying to get under an hour

Well, my bike commute down from my house is actually pretty easy, since it is mostly downhill.  However, I have been trying to find a route back up the mountain that will take me less than an hour.  That is proving to be difficult.  During my last attempt to ride home in under an hour, I took what I thought would be a shortcut near my home at the top of the mountain.  I was walking up a deer trail which, on Google Maps, []

Morning Comute

I did the morning commute by bike today.  I rode to the Draper Town Center Metro Station and then took the train to work.  I went down the Rush Trail, which was quite entertaining.  However, my brakes were having some problems, which prevented me from going as fast as I would like.  It took me about two hours to get down, but this was my first time.  I’m sure that I can eventually find a faster route and can go much faster, []

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