Taking the Adventure off road

by Arlyn on September 16, 2008

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…

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