Thursday, December 2, 2010

Night travels

Pounding the night riding again. Riding through paths and trails in the night is a rush. I was tired but wanted to get on the bike. Pushed the pace, it's different riding when I can't see my speed or heart rate, and only a chunk of trail in front of me that my headlight illuminates.

The weatherfolks are talking snow this weekend, bring it on, I got the rig that'll ride it.

Tomorrow night I want to work on the bike, the hand position is not comfortable, I might try my Ergon grips with bar ends.

I will have to shorten the grip to fit the twist shift. The strain relief of Egron grips is the best for straight bar.

Sometimes with nightriding out alone in the woods and through tunnels your mind can play tricks on you. Sometimes you think you see something, and are not sure. Umm I was wondering, do we know for sure the boogieman is not real?

Well, my bed waits for me, zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz.


Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

I feel your pain. I can't use flat bars at all. Too hard on my wrists. Only bars with drops, for me, even on my mtb.

Steph said...

I love that tunnel pic

Dan O said...

Night riding has it's own allure - but then gets petty old after a few weeks. Too much like living like a mole.

I run bar ends on my flat bar mountain bike - current fashion be damned. It's like riding on the brake hoods with drop bars. Who doesn't find that more comfortable?