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.