Today was a 6 hour day on two wheels. I put some of the Ergon GR2s made for gripshift on my bike to use this week. They are awesome! I haven’t used this body style of Ergon grips, and I found that they are soft, and bigger than the GX models. It is nice for a long bike ride.
With green bar-ends… of course 🙂 Despite the wind, it was near 50 degrees by the time the afternoon rolled around. It was 25F when I left the house this morning. My arms actually got some sun today.
Whitie needs some sun. The first 2 hours of my ride were not so good. My body was fatigued and my heart rate was super low. After consuming about 500 calories (I had some Pop-Tarts, my special treat and some Haribo bears), my body seemed to bounce back. I felt a lot stronger and my HR went back up to normal. I don’t know exactly why that happens, but it is some weird metabolic phenomenon.
After 3 hours on the road, I hopped on the trails in the South Foothills and met one of my best buds and Cannondale rider, Nina Baum. We did a loop in the S. Foothills, and the trail was in great shape!!
Nina is one of the first people to help me along when I was first getting into mountain biking.
We are riding again tomorrow on the trails. She had to head back because her hub was making weird noises, and I headed to the North foothills to do a loop. After being on the dirt for 3 hours, I headed home and filled my belly with chicken and tahini.