20 miles all on Hawes. A great way to spend the mid morning. 64 degrees at 9:30 am on May 24. Three hours to cover 20 miles and it was only 74 when I finished. Unbelievably cool weather for this time of year.
Riding these miles was good for me. It reminded me how much fun it is to Mountain Bike. Lately I’ve been so obsessed with exploring, climbing, and pushing myself past my limits… today was all about the ride. No camera, no helmet cam, just me and the bike (GPS is still standard equipment).
I saw a singlespeed 29er guy out there and was a little jealous of his ride. I stopped on a down to let him climb past me and couldn’t help thinking how simplistic his riding looked. Two big wheels and one gear. That’s really all you need out there.