Friday, 7 October 2016

7/10/2016

CX Shenanigans:
Despite being tired from a long week, I wanted to get out on the dirt. I wanted the mental space of a ride, and the grins that complex corners and changing surface conditions give. Perhaps I should back back from that language, a ride, even one on dirt, isn't a magic bullet.I didn't roll out the other side of the ride a better human, or with a fresh outlook on life. I got to the end with a few moments of fear, several fun ones, and a need for more coffee.

I do want to give credit to Warrack for not only his commitment to the trails, but to current aesthetic standards. There was every kind of trail surface this morning, sandy, rocky, rooty, dry, slimy, and flat out mud bogs. So when at the furthest point of the ride, Waz was not only still hooking, but doing so on an off camber trail, I was impressed. He hit the big green clay (the slickest kind of clay) and went sideways, I was impressed he showed me the full drive side of his bike. Most people would have been worried about staying upright, he was obviously concerned I might be instagramming, and didnt want it to be a non drive shot.

Strava link.

D: 61.7km
A: 665m

Commute:

D: 8.2km
A: 27m

PMPW: 86kg

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