A while back I carried on about my high-value, all-purpose WTB cx tires. I still dig em, but the rear smoothed out pretty quickly. I swapped today. Put a new one on the front and put the front one on the rear.
And I cleaned the gunk off the main trail/CX bike. It was pretty caked up after the last couple weeks of trail riding through the slow thaw on the HD trails.
Speaking of the HD trails, I took my favorite trail ride this morning. It's a Highdrive ride that is optimized for coasting the trails. Picture above shows the track. The red bubble thing is at the entrance to the trails. It's pretty much all downhill on swoopy fun single track down to the bottom.
And when I do the guilt-version of the ride, I pop out on 14th and laze it out up hill on roads. Sweetness. When I do the guilt-free version, I ride the trails back up.
That spot at about mile 5 is where it's riding home. If that isn't great, I don't know what is. (Thanks Kurt). The track is here. Aside from my commute, I've probably ridden that route more than any other over the last 6 years or so.
This afternoon Glen took me on a short trail ride above the Fish Lake Trail. Pretty nice little loop with some perfectly technical bits. "Perfectly technical" means that it's a bit tricky at moderate speeds. So it interesting, but not in violation of the blood clot riding law. And as Glen noted, "if you fall, you could land on a pointy rock, but you'll probably just land on the soft forest floor."
This little log structure was tucked away back there. Kind of cool.