Ride a bike, share your experience and love. When I go biking, I repeat a mantra of the day's sensations: bright sun, blue sky, warm breeze, blue jay's call, ice melting and so on. This helps me transcend the traffic, ignore the clamorings of work, leave all the mind theaters behind and focus on nature instead. I still must abide by the rules of the road, of biking, of gravity. But I am mentally far away from civilization. The world is breaking someone else's heart. ~Diane Ackerman

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Sunday, August 23, 2009

Claremont Wilderness Trail on my Cyclocross Bike

I wasn't sure if I'd get a ride in this weekend. Saturday, Jamie and I went on a hike and Sunday is typically is set aside for church. At about 8:00 pm on Sat. I started thinking about the realistic prospect of a Sunday morning ride. Maybe a short ride up CWT, two or three laps.

I woke up early on Sunday and was out of the house by 6:30 am. CWT was the ticket on my neglected Cyclocross bike (Cross Bike). I haven't ridden my cross bike in a while, let alone a geared bike on the mountain, and it was a refreshing change. It handled extremely well on the climbs and the descents weren't half bad. The trick to descending on a skinny wheeled cross bike is to stay loose with hands placed in the drops.

I did two laps around CWT (Up Burbank down Cobal X2) and was home will in time to eat a bowl of cereal, shower and head off to church.


BMX said...

do you like riding a BMX?

BicycleFriends said...

I don't have one, but can't wait until my son is able to ride one. I tell my wife, when my boy is old enough, I'll buy two BMX bikes. One for him and one for me.

I haven't ridden a BMX in years, many years.

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