Learnings

Lunchtime ride through Forest Park the other day (yes, I love being back in OR!). No crazies to be seen, just a bunch of friendly Portland peeps doing their lunchtime thing. First time on a mtn bike since mine got stolen back in…97. Good stuff. Learned two things quickly in the mud.

1) Following too close to my buddy’s new Specialized 29er will result in eating a ton of mud. MASSIVE roost coming off that bad boy!
2) The new-to-me Klein may need a disc brake upgrade so I can actually slow/stop in muddy/wet conditions. Of course discs will guarantee me going over the bars with the Klein. Going to have to seek out someone’s old cheapie gear, don’t want to invest too much in the bike.

29er on the right, 36er on the left

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