I had an AMAZING time. I’ll do a write up on my website at some point and link it here. Right now I am BEAT. I will say this though:
The best part of doing this meet up was that it was not at all discouraging and gave me some perspective after watching tons of videos on the internet: it doesn’t matter how young or old you are, or if you’ve been riding for a few months (like me) or a few years: when doing muni, EVERYONE eats it. It’s such a precision sport that one minor miscalculation, no matter how minuscule, can result in an UPD. I’m sure all of us could probably ride miles upon miles on flat ground without every UPDing… but in the hills, no one is safe from an UPD.
Thank you guys for coming out. I had such a blast (even if it maybe looked like I wasn’t a couple of times) and would love to do it again any time.
Looking forward to the pictures and video…
Oh! Here’s the Google Buzz posts that I made, in order (if you’re confused, Stuyvesant Parker is the alias I use on the internet):
Thanks Terry for changing out my cranks - It was the right thing to do:) Thanks to all of you so much, that was my funnest uni adventure yet! I will share my pics this afternoon. To receive them by email write to me email@example.com or post your address on here. For now I am going to take the push pins out of my shoes:D I’d love to get together and do it again at the loop or anywhere.
Hey Sherman, one thing I meant to tell you when you emailed me about going to Chantry, is that you need to have an “adventure pass”. I suggest buying one before you go there!
I had no idea I even needed one until I got there, and had to pay twice the normal $5 price, since they add their own “surcharge.” So get one at your local sports store. You can also buy them online. But yeah, it a great trail, but a long uphill winding drive to get to the top where you park!
The Fullerton Loop is a great ride but you probably don’t want to go without a local guide. I think MuniAddict knows pretty much all the local trails and may have a good suggestion. There are tons of bike baths too if you like road (available online) that won’t get you lost.
I have plans on Saturday but is anyone else available to show MBALMER around?
I’ll watch for you all to put together another ride and come down then. Saturdays work best for me. I don’t have any plans this weekend so I thought I’d see if something was going on. I’ll watch for your next get together.