I’m so stoked, I can hardly maintain. I just bought this mountain bike!
I used to mountain bike years ago, before I got into road cycling with such passion. In fact, the reason I quit mountain biking was that I wore out my bike, which I take as a good sign.
With my Tour de France adventure over, I’ve been feeling a bit monochromatic maintaining a 150-mile a week road training schedule. I wanted to find a way to keep my fitness up for racing next season while diversifing my activities. I think mountain biking is the perfect way to go.
After my “best-ever” mountain biking experience in Germany last month, I’ve been obsessed with the idea of getting into the woods again. There are some really great trails around San Diego, many that I think I can ride right from my door. I also have to admit that I’ve been considering putting my name in the lottery to ride next year’s Leadville 100. Not to ride it competively, but to see if I can survive it. This would be the perfect bike if I take that on.
So, the Adventure is expanding…