Friday, July 18, 2008

Way too long off the MTB

Yesterday a friend of mine convinced me to head out with him on a mountain bike ride. My poor mtb, it hasn't been ridden on the trails in over two years. I put a little TLC toward the bike and cleaned it up for a late evening ride on the trails.

What ensued was a 2-hour ride around the trails at Santa Teresa park in South San Jose. I forgot how mentally fatiguing climbing/descending a technical single track path can be. I must say, I'm such a wuss when I descend on the mtb. However, I can climb much better than I remembered on the fire trails.

I'm more tired than I thought I'd be this morning, but man, that was a fun diversion from the road bike. I'll have to do this more often.


Anonymous said...

No doubt riding the MTB for two hours is almost always rougher than a 2 hour road jaunt.

I am looking forward to three days of dirt in Tahoe...assuming I don't get smoked out

Tall & Manley said...

After riding the trails I have a new appreciation for how easy it is to ride a road bike and not being concerned with where your wheel is going 100% of the time.

chatterbox said...

Oooh. Me too. I went out on our club's weekly "Dirty Girls" ride. I haven't been on my MTB since I did a race on it in March and before that since the Velo Bella CX race in October. We covered a grand total of 6-7 miles of steep ups and downs and now I'm sore - especially my right wrist (dang MTB hand position).