Sometimes I am SO glad I have a cycling background...
Today I connected with Greg Kauper [Happy birthday Greg!], Randy Daniels and Dan Peterson for a local MTB ride. We went up and over Grand Ridge, did three loops at Duthie Hill and then rode back over Grand Ridge to the car. I think we rode Step Up, Ryan's Eternal Flow (twice), this AMAZING variation of Boot Camp back down and then Boot Camp back up to the road.
It's so cool to have these trails close to home! It's also super cool that this ride did not hurt my feet, my left knee or my quads. Yes! And I was able to keep up on the climbs and descents. Bonus.
A ton of fun on a perfect day. 70 degrees, and the rain Thursday evening made the trail surface primo.
My Performance bike which I used to race as a single speed has been converted into a 1 x 9 and it's working well. My lowest gear is 34 x 34 but so far so good.