One thing got in the way:
This is an IPA that I recently discovered, and it was pretty delightful. Hop Notch IPA from Uinta Brewing, is pretty dang spectacular. In fact, it’s one of the better IPA’s I’ve tried. That’s saying a lot too, since you all probably know I’m a full-on hop head.
I dig it.
On Saturday, I got to sleep in for the first time in who knows how long. I didn’t have to get up for a race, group ride, or work, so I took the opportunity to sleep in for a little bit. I didn’t really make it much past 8 a.m. though, so I found something to pass the time.
No, I didn’t have beer for breakfast.
I cleaned up the house a little bit, then grabbed Darth-O (my geared bike), and took it up to the The Cycle Path to have the seals on the Fox fork replaced. I was hoping to just buy the seals and take care of it in the shop while I was there, but I ended up just hanging around and shooting the shit…for hours.
Look at Mark pretending to be busy.
I actually helped out a little around the shop, but never ended up getting to my own bike. I left it there, and Mark said he will get to it soon. In the meantime, I “borrowed” a bike for some top secret testing.
Yeah, I’m gonna give this Niner a try for a little bit. Even though the geometry is really close to what I currently ride, the slightly smaller frame size always made me think that it would be too small for me. I found out differently when I test rode a Niner down in Georgia, and I’ve been itching to try one again.
Unfortunately, the rain started coming down on the way back from the shop, so I didn’t get a ride in. Sunday, it rained some more. I didn’t really have time to ride anyway, since the family and I had to take a trip up the road to see my Mom on her special day. We went out to dinner and hung out at her house, so I didn’t get any time on the borrowed bike. The rain continued yesterday, but I did get a chance to ride it on my own little "private" trail last night.
I can’t keep it forever since it’s a demo bike (and I’ll have to go pick up mine anyway), but I’m hoping to get in a little more trail time soon, even if it’s only another short ride.
Are bike changes coming?
I like to change things up a bit every once in a while, even though I really hate change.