It was a very full-on three weeks in America, but now we are home and trying to recover from all of the extra energy we expended seeing family and helping my parents host 12 out-of-town guests and a 50th Anniversary party complete with 100 guests, a live band and a cake the size of Colorado.
Consequently, there wasn’t much time for riding… which is a shame when you are visiting a mountain bike mecca with hundreds of miles of easily accessible trails. My shoulder wouldn’t allow for that anyway, even if we’d had the time. Still I got out for a couple twenty minute rides and am very pleased with the bike. I will have lots of upgrading, parts-swapping and accessories to buy to turn it into exactly what I want, but I am very happy with my choice. I have purchased a ‘chuckbucket’ from Oveja Negra for the guys to ride in for now – though they may get shifted to another riding position later depending on how I set things up. However, most importantly, they have a place to ride RIGHT NOW – because that was the most important part of the new bike of course.