Well, yesterday I decided to take a spin on my bike, a quick 5 mile run. I powered up hills, and flew back down em (road) and then I was riding around a path in the woods, were I found some really cool areas that have potential (natural trails in the woods just screaming to be cleaned up and worked with a bit) and a section of random stairs.
Felt great to get out and fly down the roads (hit 30 mph (50 KPH)on one section, but had to slow down... speed limit is only 25 KPH (approx 15 mph) so I got to heat up the rotor, and really test the brakes on a long, fast downhill decent. made sure everything is tuned in ok.
I discovered that urban riding (the stairs and such) are really fun.
Around here, the grassy hill sides and stuff are actually covered with X shaped bricks, (so grass can still grow, but the hill isnt going to erode away i guess) so it makes for some fun wall ridin' type stuff and insane drops. they also have an area that has 100+ steps going down the hill, I want to hit those up.
Towards the end of my quick little ride, my R.D started to skip around, so I guess the cables and etc. finally settled in, so I'll do some re-adjusting.
(I definately need more gears now, My cruising speed is between 19-21 on the road, and with my current set up its to much spinning and effort to get over 21)
Guess I'm just posting this to express my joy and excitement to actually get out and ride, unlike the other post that was just getting the bike and up/down the street.
Also wanted to share my new-found enjoyment of the urban riding scene, think I may have to look deeper into that.... any ideas/comments? lol
Ill have to get my camera out (found it in a box lol) and take some pictures of the areas I'm talking about, Maybe Y'all can give some ideas of what to do with it.