As some of you may remember, my frame has been having troubles. It's pretty much a lost cause without replacing the seatstays, and unless I can find somewhere where that costs less than $160+S&H, that's not going to happen.
I've got some new things on order that will get me back on the trail, but this past weekend I wanted to ride, so I took my roommate's old trek out. The thing shifts like a dream - I should know, I set it up for him.
I got it out to the trail, and then remembered why we still had it up on the stand. Those brakes were just for morale. I don't think I've ever gone that fast around corners. Only one crash, too. Fell off a tiny bridge.
Just thought I'd share my tips for becoming a more fearless rider.