Monday, April 6, 2009
Mountain Biking Rules!
Yesterday Emily, Adam and myself went for a amazing mtb ride on Mt. Lemmon. We rode from our house in Tucson up to mile marker 11.5, hit the trails and blazed down the mountain. The 1hr descent, with the occasional up hill was so much fun, it felt like we had only been riding down for at the most 10 minutes. Descending on a bike that rides as good going down as it does going up is not that common in a race bike. Our Trek 9.9ssl dually is a seriously fun bike to rip on. I was all smiles for that ride. The first two hours were on the road to and up the mountain and all for one sweet ride down. The trail was fast and flowing, with the occasional tight hair pin and maybe a techie section tossed in the mix here and there. The view was superb and the weather perfect. It was what Mountain biking is. Fun. Now don't get me wrong, I quite enjoy cruising on the road, logging serious endurance days as well as short hard ones, but at the end of the day, I never finish a road ride with the same giddiness as I do when I come home from a sick day on the trails.
PS. It's nice and warm here. How is the weather back home? Oh ya it's snowing!.