Life is good…

So, more bike upgrades today. I slapped on some new lightweight toe-clip style pedals because I decided that after a year trying them, clipless pedals just don’t work for the kind of extreme mountain biking I like to do. It’s not so much the clip vs. the pedal, it’s the shoe issue. I like to have very lightweight running shoes or cross country shoes when mountain biking, and the soles on biking shoes are just way too stiff. When you dismount, you feel like you have a couple of planks strapped to your feet. When you are hitting extreme terrain, with boulders, logs, fences, and rivers, you spend a significant time jumping on and off the bike.

I also put on a new seat – nice one from Specialized that has a tad more padding than the racing saddle I had on there before, but is still quite lightweight.

Did an hour-long ride along the local greenbelt trail and man does this bike ride sweet now! Had to re-clamp the back tire once because the wheel moved, but it’s not going anywhere now… This weekend is looking like one big mountain fest. Life is good…