My first Muni Ride

Hi,

I finally got a chance to do my first Muni ride on my Semcycle XLW.
What a gas! Man it was hot. I rode and fell a little for about an hour. I was glad I was wearing wrist guards. Sometimes, even the Gaz got stuck an I went down. I can see why everyone says to armor up.

I found this small patch of fire road with a little stretch of single track about a 1/4 mile. The single track had some loose soil that I somehow made it through. It was mostly level, but had some challenging parts like getting over 2 - 4 foot mounds and going down into a stream bed with a sharp incline in about 30 feet down. Couldn’t make it out, though. Gotta work on the uphill stuff. Just do darn hard right now.

I rode the stretch with my mountain bike last week to explore. Going back today was a rush. I am happy to say, that I could do 75 percent of what I did on the Mountain bike. I never would have believed it.

I have been practicing in a parking lot for the last three months and riding over curbs and torn up sidewalks to give my some some balance skills.

I can’t get over how challenging it all is, but you always improve to take on more challenges.

I am sharing this here, cuz the wife just doesn’t get it all. It was one of those moments I hope to always remember.

Thanks for reading!

Yes, isn’t it great?! Try to remember how challenging and hard that first
ride was. When you go back in a year or even in a few months, you’ll be
shocked at how easy it will seem!

Have fun, Nathan (just back from a Muni ride myself!)

“teachndad” <forum.member@unicyclist.com> wrote in message
news:9oh2me$1gc$1@laurel.tc.umn.edu
> Hi,
>
> I finally got a chance to do my first Muni ride on my Semcycle XLW. What
> a gas! Man it was hot. I rode and fell a little for about an hour. I was
> glad I was wearing wrist guards. Sometimes, even the Gaz got stuck an I
> went down. I can see why everyone says to armor up.
>
> I found this small patch of fire road with a little stretch of single
> track about a 1/4 mile. The single track had some loose soil that I
> somehow made it through. It was mostly level, but had some challenging
> parts like getting over 2 - 4 foot mounds and going down into a stream
> bed with a sharp incline in about 30 feet down. Couldn’t make it out,
> though. Gotta work on the uphill stuff. Just do darn hard right now.
>
> I rode the stretch with my mountain bike last week to explore. Going
> back today was a rush. I am happy to say, that I could do 75 percent of
> what I did on the Mountain bike. I never would have believed it.
>
> I have been practicing in a parking lot for the last three months and
> riding over curbs and torn up sidewalks to give my some some balance
> skills.
>
> I can’t get over how challenging it all is, but you always improve to
> take on more challenges.
>
> I am sharing this here, cuz the wife just doesn’t get it all. It was one
> of those moments I hope to always remember.
>
> Thanks for reading!