Today was a good day. Day off from all jobs and I took full advantage of it. I got up today around 7:30 (later than planned) and made breakfast for my son and his friend that stayed over last night. Had some coffee and was out the door by 8:15. I was back on the mountain bike today, its time to start spending more time on it and a little less on the road bike plus I left my road bike at the shop so I can tune it up and put a new stem on it tomorrow when I'm there. Anyways yesterday when I went on a quick ride with my kids on the paved path to work with them on how to use the gears better on their new bikes I noticed that a trail that was next to the path was dry and it got me thinking if this is dry maybe the park is too. So when I went out on my ride i headed right to the park and was met with glorious dry singletrack. Most of the park was pretty dry with a few spots here and there that were still a bit wet. When I came up to those parts I hopped off and walked around (unlike the horses and other dumbasses that ride straight through the soft spots). While riding through the park today I remembered why I love riding singletrack and mountain biking. I totally dig riding in the woods on a tight flowing trail with all the wildlife around. Of course the trail was good but my legs did not have the snap that they usually do and it seemed like I couldn't get going like I wanted to. I had no flow but I'll take it. The only other problem was I have some play going on with my rear der and it just kept skipping around everytime I tried to put a lot of heavy pressure on the pedals and really get moving. It didn't help out my flow problem any. So I will be riding it to the shop tomorrow afternoon when I get there and I'll let one of the mechanics look at it. I don't understand anything about fixing a der yet. Hopefully it doesn't drive me to crazy tomorrow cause I have the same plan of getting up early and heading out to the park for some more miles of singletrack before it rains tomorrow night.
I got to get to bed. Later.