Friday, June 10, 2011

Morning ride


Jonathan Eberly said...

That looks like alot of fun. CDA NF?

Anonymous said...

Dude, so jealous... Joe T

John Speare said...

Jon: Colville
Joe: You'll be there in a month.

Christopher Grande said...

How do you like the drops on that machine? And how gnarly are the trails that you prefer to ride on? I usually go around Capitol Forest on 32mm crap cross tires going over largesh roots, and still manage to have a lot of fun for cheap. But my more mountain bike centric friends look at that bike you are like "you do wut with that?..."

John Speare said...

Christopher: I love this bike for dirt/trails. Until about 5 months ago, the bike in this post (Rawland) was my main mountain bike for a couple years -- twisty, knarly, rooty, rocky, semi-technical trails.
But note that the tires on this bike are honkin -- about 50mm.

But until I got the Rawland, my main trails/mountain bike was a cross bike with 34mm tires.

I love cross-style bikes (roadish bike with steepish front ends + moderate fat tires + canit's) for trail riding. They climb wonderfully, and they "pick through" stuff really well.

But for fast descending, it's hard to beat fat tires and/or shocks.

Pat S said...

The paw print picture is badass.