I hoped to write a post today about the fun mountain bike ride I had this weekend, but as luck would have it, this is a different story.
We loaded up and headed to Mitchelsville Store to meet up and discuss where to ride. We met a couple there visiting from Fort Campbell checking out the Shawnee. I’d been messaging these guys on smbatrails.com answering questions about where to ride and what not. Kind of wild we would run into them. Schedules didn’t allow us to ride together, they were doing a hike Sunday afternoon, but the guy had really good things to say about the trails he had ridden and the campgrounds.
So ended up going to The Back Nine, which is essentially is the hollows around Pounds Hollow. About a half mile into the ride I ran over a stick which tore my derailleur hanger off, again. Normally I might get kind of mad, but I just kind of accepted it. Just another ride that ends with me walking. Anyway by now I should learn to carry an extra hanger. Shauna was nice enough to come pick me up but I had to walk a couple of miles to the highway so she could find me.
It was raining by the time I got home, since i was all dressed up I got on the road ride and went all out for 43 minutes burning all the energy I would have used in a 3 hour mountain bike ride. Riding in the rain was invigorating and fun.
Rolled out my bike to ride this afternoon and found that the rear tire was shredded. It was missing rubber everywhere. This is the second Vittoria Rubino Slick that has done this. I was riding so hard yesterday in the rain that the wheel was spinning out occasionally in the rain, but I can’t believe that I did that. The tires been on the bike for about 3 months.
While I was riding in the rain Sunday Peter Sagan was busy winning the World Championships which was held in Richmond VA this year. Finally a world class rider with hair that can match the Great Chippolini. Seriously I want Sagan’s hair.