I was busy today Chief. Tomorrow too, so it's the PM urban/trails mix rides for me this week. Not bad, on either my 26er or my 29er. We rode the same trails (not the 11 miles on pavement to the trails) midweek and I used my 26" single speed. Made it up all of the climbs that I do on the 29er, and some even seemed easier. All in all, our ride from OB to Florida canyon and its' trails rounds out to 22.5 miles, and we do it 3-5 nights a week. Almost always the exact same distance, even though we mix the trails up for variety.I was up at Laguna, too...on a 26er...got there in my trusty Ford as well!
Probably passed each other, too.
I did the Morris Ranch/Observatory TH (nobody was parked there at 10:00am besides me) to Thing Valley to Red Tail Roost (parking lot was almost full) to connector to BLT to El Prado Campground to BLT to Sunset to Chaco Canyon to Gatos Ravine (took one dirt nap going over a quadruple black diamond obstacle) to BLT to Agua Dulce to Old Country Rd to Morris Ranch/Observatory TH.
*I was hoping to see KOP so I can blaze by his 29er with my 26er!
I thought "size" didn't matter, Mr Parsley, Sage, Rosemary, and....I forgot the third one!!!???
San Diego is Richard Nixon's "Lucky City", so those marxist atheist muslim rules don't apply here.Obama recently signed a bill making 26ers illegal starting today. So, it's gotta be a 29er for SD.
You're pretty fast. I'd consider myself "among the faster of the slow guys" or "among the slowest of the fast guys" and maintaining 20-25 MPH on my roadie is very difficult unless I'm on flat ground with no wind. Even Fiest Island loops, mid day, 20MPH average is a success.Maintaining 20-25 mph on my road bike is not hard, but having to constantly be on guard against potholes, glass, etc. kind of makes for a stressful ride.
I'm sure if I was riding a 27.5 I'd be much faster, though.
On a good road bike, 5 good spins of the crank in a higher/medium gear will get you from a stop to 15 mph, pronto. That kind of speed and stiffness is serious liability to me on the pavement that San Diego offers.You're pretty fast. I'd consider myself "among the faster of the slow guys" or "among the slowest of the fast guys" and maintaining 20-25 MPH on my roadie is very difficult unless I'm on flat ground with no wind. Even Fiest Island loops, mid day, 20MPH average is a success.
For the wheel size, I've had a bike or two. I couldn't be happier with my FS Salsa for 98% of what SD has to offer.
Obama has just signed another bill into law and you're gonna like this one even less:San Diego is Richard Nixon's "Lucky City", so those marxist atheist muslim rules don't apply here.
Besides, Obama only did that so that Repubs, with 'compensation' issues, would get a bone tossed their way.
Ride what you like. Just make sure that whatever it is, the tires get traction on dry powdery trails.
That's not so bad....I heard he was gonna push those one-world unicycles on us...I've seen the emissaries, in their blue UN helmets...Obama has just signed another bill into law and you're gonna like this one even less:
ONLY fat bikes with SS gearing are allowed in SD anymore, effective immediately. No more FS or HT 26ers, 650bers, or 29ers allowed...
WOW, I really feel bad for you guys down there.