I usually ride later in the day when it’s not so hot, but today I decided to try and drag myself out of bed at 4:30 am! So I got all my stuff together, ate a bagel and drank about a liter of Cytomax, and about 45 minutes later I was on the trail!
Wow! I forgot just how beautiful a sunrise could be! Awsome! Anyway, this is a pretty short vid and because I went alone this time, it was tricky setting up the camera without a tripod! I really think I found the definitive music (first song, anyway) that is a perfect fit for where I was and the particular “gear” I have. Nothing amazing on my part-just had a really fun time as usual. Hope you enjoy it a little bit. Let me know what you think of it.
At the beginning it was Cholla, which is the basic first (steep) trail we took at the beginning, but then I did the “Lynx” and finished the loop with Cayote canyon. The trails you did there were “stair-stepper”, “rockit” and cayote. Lynx is as technical as rockit, but also has a bit more variety.
I like the 165’s because I can climb with less effort, and I don’t really go that much slower than with the 150’s. Plus the 165’s give me more leverage and torque which helps too. And on my dx I also used 175’s with good results, but too many pedal strikes!
Miles, did you mean another “year?” By the way, in case Ididn’t say it,thank you also very much for joining us a few weeks ago…you are quite an excellent rider with skills that are impressive, and I hope with practice to be that good one day!
I am 99% sure I’m coming to cal muni! At least it won’t be as far of a drive as Moab!
Frankly, I’m a little pissed off! I’ve been trying to get you down here in the morning for 2 months and the minute I go out of town, you come!!!
Seriously, fun vid and you had a nice rolling hop near the end. I think I am going to get to hook up with some Seattle guys to Muni tomorrow. I’ll take some stills and post them.
HA! But would you have met me at 5:00am??? I’ll come out there next time we ride and we can do Whiting ranch (I need a change, especially for shooting vid) but if we do the morning I’d want to start no later than 6am. Would you be down with that?
Hope you’re having a blast up there and looking forward to seeing the pics!