Today I busted out a 5 hour ride on the mountain bike and it wasn't too bad. The snow was coming down for a little while but not hard enough to get the roads too wet. I had to borrow a rear fender from Brian when I stopped by to pick him up cause it looked like it might get nasty, thankfully it never did. My feet actually stayed warm the whole time too so that was nice. Did a pretty cool loop with Brian out by Kiel and Elkhart lake before heading back and starting loop number 2 by myself out to Hingham and back.
I was pretty pumped cause the last 10 minutes of the ride I was busting out some pretty sweet wheelies, I think I might have finally acquired the gene, or at least I am real close. Then, out of nowhere I bonked and had to concentrate on getting home instead of the wheelie, luckily I was only 5 minutes away by that point.
Tomorrow is an easy day so I'm going to work on the wheelie a little more I think. I'm also going to try and dial in the new fuel since I haven't ridden it yet. I re-blead the disc brakes to get them a little tighter and played around with BB spacers to get the chainline a little better so it should be pretty well dialed in except seat position. I'm running a 2x9 this year and it will be interesting to test that out at Sea Otter.
Chris Shaw hooked me up with some sick new skins for Sea Otter and for training on. I've got these 26ers setup supermoto style for sliding around corners on, might as well, it's not like there's any trails to ride on around here - Braaaaaaaaap!