I have been working for about 2-3 weeks to get my bike in an excellent state of tune. I got my bearings all overhauled, straightened my bent derailleur hanger, cleaned and overhauled my brakes. I am so giddy and eager to get out and ride, especially since the weather is warming up.
I know many of you are the same way, and spring is a tough time for mountain bikers in my area, because the trails are sloppy and the urge to ride is so strong. Please, please for the sake of our sport wait until the trails are dry and mud free to ride. People who ride on wet, sloppy trails give all of us a bad name, which leads to a snowball effect that can close trails. It has been a plague on Cleveland MTBers for a long time. So, remeber, GOOD THINGS TO THOSE WHO WAIT!!