Friday, February 13, 2009
The new sections, or at least new to me are pretty good. They add a little to the course and seem to detour some of the stuff that was getting pretty worn down. The one fast down hill seems a little faster. The new sections are already packed down, but a little lumpy. To really blast them you will need to be out of the saddle for a hardtail, but they'll get there. It is still one of the best places to ride that is close to this side o the water and Tequila Rose is right there when your done. It is also a good place to ride with multilevel riders because its a loop. If you stay on the main loop and anyone gets hurt you will eventually find them and you can alway cut out on the road if it starts to get dark.
I think it is safe to say that Babycakes likes her new bike. At christmas she was excited to get the new frame, but a little aprehensive to retire her hardtail. One ride cured her of that. Man that girl loves to ride in the woods.
Monday, February 02, 2009
Babycakes and I snuck away last week to go snowboarding for the first time. We spent most of the time on our butts and it sleeted all afternoon. It was nice to get away and the condo we rented was awesome. I think I get the enthusiasm about powder.
The first ride on the new moots was chilly. Forty, but windy and cold. The bike on the other hand is hhhhhhhhot. The campy 11 is f'ing awesome. The hoods are a nice fit. The bike handles great. It is snappy without being too stiff. Just what ti usually promises. I had a Litespeed a few years back and I just couldn't love it. I tried, just didn't. This bike rides immediately better than the Litespeed and the Merckx. Those two bikes had a dead feel. My Cannondale Caad 7 and Six13 both road better than the LS and Merckx. Cannondale six13 was a little too flexy. The best riding road bikes that I have had so far are. Independent Fabrication 1997 w/ Campy corus 1st generation 9spd, Cannondale Caad 7 Campy record 10spd, and now my new love, Moots Compact Campy Super Record 1st generation 11spd.