The short first ride was in the Gulch…
This baby has some parts from two of the greatest sponsors we have: Ergon and White Brothers! I love Ergon grips, so of course Matt had to add some green love to this baby. The grips match my bike! The White Brothers rigid carbon Rock Solid is treating me well too.
The day after the Fall Blaze, Matt and I took off from the house to the Dry Fork trail head for a Dry Fork, Hoffein’s, Gudy’s, Colorado Trail back home ride. Awesome, we had perfectly blue skies!!
Even with tired legs, I could tell this is a great ride that I should do more frequently on the SS. This also gave me a chance to really try out the new bike since I had lots of climbing, and some great descents.
The rigid fork takes some getting used to…no more sloppy riding and just rolloing into rocks. Now the trick is finding the right line, which definitely requires some finesse. I find myself standing up a lot more when climbing with this bike. I think the gear ratio is slightly more difficult on the 96er than the 26er.
The fall colors are awesome right now! I know folks are hitting the high country, but I’ll tell you what, the Colorado Trail is definitely providing some great color right now too!
Thanks to my better half for making this happen!!