I pursued my first real attempt at single track riding this week. After thousands of miles of road riding over the past few years you would think I would be better prepared for a couple of miles on the trail….I guess not. I learned a couple of things that day:
1. My bike is a beast and by beast I mean almost as heavy as my car. I am riding an old steel Nishiki that doesn’t really fit but it was free.
2. Tick season has begun. I found three of my small blood sucking friends hitching a ride on me.
3. Singletrack is a lot of fun and I really enjoyed getting into the woods at Landahl park. There was no one else out that day so there was no one to make fun of me when I couldn’t make it up some hills.
I now want to try and get on the trail more maybe with a better bike some day.
I was able to ride the Tour De NICU last weekend which was put on to benefit March of Dime’s March for Babies. The ride stopped at local hospitals that have NICU’s. This was the first year that the ride has been organized. The main organizer had 7 out of 9 of her grandchildren in the NICU at one point in time.
The ride was well marked and well organized even for a small ride. The weather was absolutely perfect. I just wish I would have had time to do the full 60 mile route instead of 20.
This Saturday is the Tour de NICU in Kansas City. This is the first year for the ride that is raising money for March For Babies. I am excited about this ride it sounds like it will be well organized and decent SAG (Support and Gear). The rest stops are at local hospitals and you have the option of 20, 40, and 60 mile routes. Check out their facebook page Tour de NICU, Register, and Ride. The weather should be nice, summer is almost here. Its time to ride! Look for a review of Photos following the ride.