Casual group mountain bike ride in Frick. No-drop, all skill levels, relaxed wind-down for the week. Riding with all skill levels is a great way to learn new skills or take it easy and work on perfecting existing ones. Meet at the Tennis Court Lot (S Braddock and Biddle) at 6:30pm. Ride starts at 7pm.
I’ll be joining you all in the future, but on my first ever mountain bike outing last week, I killed my front wheel. I should be back in business by next week! And I do need to learn some skills obviously.
Are you replacing it? You aren’t giving up on the woods are you?
Oops, just saw this.
I haven’t given up on dirt, I just wasn’t particularly fond of how the Trek handled switchbacks and other slow speed things. I always questioned why many mfgs don’t put out a small sized 29er, but I gave it a shot anyways. Long story short, I think the compromises made don’t fit how/where I ride. I’m sure if I rode somewhere other than Frick, where the trail opens up a little and is more flowy, I wouldn’t have this complaint.
I picked up an On One Whippet frame which has a steeper HT angle and shorter chainstays. It’s built for 26″ wheels, but it seems to be a good platform for 650b conversion. I’m a sloppy rider and could use the larger wheels.
I honestly don’t know what will happen since I’m changing 10 variables at once, but I’m hoping for the best. The new bike also satisfies my need to tinker.