I rode with my friend Jeremy and Josh, starting in Skeggs, out to Purisma and back, logging in 36 miles of sweet single track and over 10,000' of climbing. Josh had to bail early, unaware of our mission to moderatley hammer. It was a gorgeous day for riding, and there were a ton of people out on the trail. We kept a solid pace the whole way through. Jeremy had mapped out a much longer ride, but I was cooked by the time we made it back to the parking lot.
I rode my Epic World Cup instead of the usual Stumpjumper FSR. I wanted to get a good feeling from the bike in preparation for my first pseudo race of the season next weekend, the first Grasshopper at Old Cazadero. It performed flawlessly today, and was fast and punchy up all the climbs. I had been logging in some serious hours the past couple of weeks, not to mention a serious lack of sleep, so I was unable to hold my usual pace. Jeremy just killed it out there, making me hurt from the very start.
Jeremy and I at the start of our ride. I brought my GoPro Hero 3 with me, capturing stills instead of video. I quite like it as the photo tells a better story. With the right lighting it picks up a lot of detail and captures color well.
- 2014 Specialized Epic Expert World Cup (Size: Medium)
- Front Tire: Specialized Fast Trak Control 29x2.0"
Rear Tire: Specialized Renegade Control 29x1.95"