Wednesday, July 2, 2008

not selling my stock in 26'ers

After the debacle at the KC Cup race I decided I needed to spend quite a bit more time riding off road. While swapping back and forth between new bikes I slowly was gaining some sick confidence as the handling skills became razor sharp... I was having fun on the Alma all last week and have to admit that I was a little apprehensive when I saddled up on the OIZ for a couple hours at the Wood today... In the back of my head I wondered if I truly liked the big wheels better and the OIZ would collect dust. Man, what was I thinking. This bike is crazy fast and still is the ideal race bike for 75% of the stuff I do. Pirtle, you're right, chump. I can say I am stoked to be able to choose between these two sweet bikes as there are definitely times for both. The big difference for me is the ability to sit down and hammer through the rough stuff with the cush and float over the technical stuff. I'm glad to see that I'm riding well and must admit I am a little apprehensive about the descents at Mount Snow, but I tend to go down faster than your average bear so I'm not sweating it too much.

Small wheel turn by the fire and rod
Big wheel turn by the grace of God
Everytime that wheel turn round
bound to cover just a little more ground

The wheel is turning
and you can't slow down
You can't let go
and you can't hold on
You can't go back
and you can't stand still
If the thunder don't get you
then the lightning will

Won't you try just a little bit harder
Couldn't you try just a little bit more?
Won't you try just a little bit harder?
Couldn't you try just a little bit more?

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