I Hate the Wind

I hate road riding in the wind.  My default on super windy days has always been to get off road one way or another.  If I have to race in it, so be it, but if I have a choice, I am going to use the woods as shelter.  That is exactly what I did today.

After mountain biking yesterday in the Tillamook Forest, I opted for Stub today.  Now I cannot tell you the last time I mountain biked two days in a row, it has been a LONG time.

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parking lot was packed

I opted for the hardtail race bike today.  It has been since about November or so since I rode this bike and I have made a couple changes since then that I wanted to make sure all worked and wouldn’t present any issues at a critical moment….i.e a race.

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new seat (old seat, new on bike) new rear tire and new rear wheel

All in all I am pretty happy with how it all worked today.  The trails were wet and super slick.  The trails are baked rock hard all summer and ridden quite a bit, then when it gets wet the top 1/4-1/2″ gets muddy on top of solid dirt underneath.  It made some of the corners pretty dicey.

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can you see the deer butt?
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The blow down theme continues
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Post ride cappuccino (homemade of course)

That’s about all the excitement so far…..now I just have to last until the series finale of Downton Abbey tonight.  2 hour finale and it starts at my normal bedtime.  I should be useful at work tomorrow.

Thanks for reading

-Pete

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