20 years for you as well huh? Yeah, I'm supposed to hit some trails this weekend with a friend, and it's close to 20 years for me as well. My butt is gonna be sore come Saturday. So how fast were you hitting the trail?
Not very fast at all. I am still trying to recover my skills. Who ever said you never forget how to ride a bicycle, didnt know about MTB
We went out for the forth or fifth time today. Did the IN and OUT loop from Will Rogers Ranch to Eagle Rock. It took as a little over 3 hours to go up, and 45 minutes to get down
I feel that today, I have a little of my mojo back. I was jumping over staircases, sometimes 3 steps at a time. Speeding up on the straights, a little rear wheel drift on the corners. It felt good, in control. Unclipping downhill and standing on the SPDs with the flat of my foot went a long way to improve my confidence. Specially with sheer drops bordering some of the single track. But I still held back. My son likes to keep up with Dad, but he has a bit more riding to do before I lead him down the slippery slope ala banzai
Need to brush up my climbing skills too. I kept dropping my front wheel into the ruts. Towards the end of todays ride, I did a little off saddle climbing. I was amazed on why I didnt start doing that when I started riding again. Need to get my behind of the saddle more often.
Oh, and getting rid of my Bontranger Jones XR and my sons Caballero tires made a big improvement. We're still in bottom shelf territory, but those WTB Weirwolfs (mine) and Exiwolfs (Junior's) helped a lot.