Yesterday was my last full day off work/normal schedule. It has been a fantastic two weeks off. I'll be going into work where things have gone haywire since my vacation started, and I know it's going to be a pressure cooker, but I'll be ready.
It was a tough outing to start out with. Wind outta the Northeast and me going north on a course mostly uphill. I struggled more than I would have liked to. That all got much better as I turned out of the head wind and put it at my back for the trip back home.
The Black Mountain Cycles Monster Cross bike is just doing really great. I do like the way it rides, and although nothing is perfect, this bike would be hard to improve upon. Little tweaks I've made are shining through for me, not the least of which are the new Clement X'plor MSO tires. Smoove.
Now I need to make some little improvements in me! I have a ride coming up in a couple weeks I need to be ready for, and lots of testing to get on with. Parts need installing, wheels need building, and my lawn needs to be mown.
By the way, Trans Iowa news is coming based upon this past weekend's course checking. Look for all that later in the week.
Monday holiday 42 mile local xc loop,,,
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