Just Checking In

Hello friends, I know from experience that if you stray to long between posts your blog friends will start to get worried so I just wanted to check in.  Haven’t had much to post about lately but I’ll go ahead and tell you whats on my mind.

The Election:  God I’m glad that’s over.  Perhaps if the right would have put more energy into supporting their candidate instead of printing millions of NObama bumper stickers and signs it would have been different.

Road biking:  I hung my road bike up a few days ago, and probably won’t get it down for awhile.  I’m going to tune up my touring bike for winter training.  Right now the idea of road bike ride sounds less than fun.

Mountain Biking:  Been on several mountain bike rides and the conditions couldn’t be better.  Its been unseasonably warm, and very dry, of course the massive wind has helped with that.  I believe that skating has improved my mountain biking, I feel more agile on the bike and more sure footed off the bike.  Maybe I’ve got stronger ankles?

Skating:  I’ve skated almost every day for the last few weeks and I’ve found at least one drawback to skating.  Wheels wear down pretty fast.  I have to rotate wheels about every other trip, and a set of new wheels for my skates is going to cost around 30 bucks.  It’s also spoiled me from walking, now walking and jogging feel so slow.

Ghetto Tubeless:  I recently converted my mountain bike to ghetto tubeless, this is DIY tubeless without buying the actual conversion kit, and in my case actual sealant.  Results have been mixed.  Stay tuned for more information.

Well that’s all I got.  Later


About Matt Gholson

Cycling, school teaching, husband.
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