OK, so it's been awhile since I rode some serious trails on my mountain bike. I used to do nothing but mountain bike but for the last three years I have been a die hard roadie and that is it (except for the occasional jaunt on the park laneway). Well.....yesterday we went on some wicked trails and although the legs, lungs and heart felt great the technical aspects of mountain biking seemed to have been a little rusty. After four wipeouts including three over the bars I am just a weeeeee bit sore and stiff today. I have lacerations on both legs and one arm. I have a bruised tailbone from me seat trying to mate with me. I have bruises....well...where don't I have bruises? And guess what....I loved every minute of it and can't wait to get out there again and show that trail and thing or two. I may just have to wait a day or two before I can sit on my seat again.
As a side note, I can't get over how strong my legs are after riding road for so long. I was far stronger in that sense than any of the guys I went riding with who do nothing but trails all the time. The only thing I need is a little time back on the trails to get all my senses working together.
What a great day!