'Guess it's my turn...
Ever since my 2nd daughter was born 4 months ago, my trips to the trail have been more and more scant. My poor wife has been overwhelmed with the new one, and I try to share the load equally if not take more upon myself. It really killed me at first. Then I stopped checking the forums a half-dozen times a day. All the sudden...I haven't been to the trail in 4 weeks. I had been riding to work, but that's it. It wasn't my daughter's fault...we have had some pretty bad flooding in the midwest lately.
Okay, so I decide to hit the trail Sunday and I was kinda skeptical. I thought I'd be there for 1/2 hr and die. On the contrary...
I was hitting the downhill sections harder than I ever had! I was bombing the little rock gardens and flying through rooted sections like there was no tomorrow...mainly because I didn't know when I would be able to get back out there again. It's funny how much more I LOVE my local trail network when I haven't been there in a while.
Anyway...I'm back in it. I've been out twice this week and hope to get back out 1-2 more times before the week's over.
I'm still loving the Hope Pro II/EX 5.1d's more every ride, and the work from PUSH Industries is still highly recommended!
Happy Trails All!
(P.S. New SC Bullit review in July 07 MBAction)