But in a good way.
My buddy whos been doing this a couple years took me up a mountain today for my first ride on my new stumpy FSR. This is one insane sport ! But i liked it, so don't take the post title the wrong way......i'm one of ya now too.
I don't know how far we went, but i thought i'd have a coronary long before we hit the top. He went ahead and got there about 3-5 minutes before me. By that time i was wondering what the @#$% i was doing buying a $1300 bike in order to kill myself in the most painfull way i could think of.
But we went back down a single track and thats when i did a 180 in my mind. That was fun!!!!!! Very steep and rocky in places......even he had to walk a few areas that were really bad. Then at one point i was going almost full out and came close to going over the edge. In my attemp to keep myself from tumbling down the cliff i overcorrected and hit the dirt at pretty good speed. I'm no spring chicken......probably twice as old as most of you at 49. So i was curious if i could still take a spill like that at my age and not break an assortment of bones. But with the exception of a cut on my arm i got right back on...........after inspecting the damage to my new acuisition of course. The stumpy is definatly used now.
The stumpjumper worked great, and the shocks worked fine. The fork wasn't too spongy as i thought it might. Only thing is the seat. Man is my a$$ sore!! I don't care what my buddy and all you other MTN bikers say.....i'm getting a cushy seat !
Anyway, i think it's pretty darn fun, if not a bit crazy. Now it's Miller time