Got home Tuesday afternoon/evening hoping it would stop raining but it didn't. Still it was so warm out it would be a shame not to ride so I hopped on the diSSent and went for a little Gravel Grinder route. I would have taken the Qball but I just got the diSSent back from The Bicycle Center in Brookfield because something in the headset wasn't right. Shawn and his team quickly diagnosed the problem and fixed it so I wanted to check it out.
The route was mostly dirt road, some dual track (Poly Brody Forest Road), some single track, and a little pave. Climbing up George's Hill was a real bitch but doing so at night making it easier to focus on a good pedal cadence to get up the hill without seeing the top of the hill and wondering what's taking so long. I think with drier conditions, better gearing choice on the Qball, and some route modifications, using Burr Farm and the neighboring horse trails in Newtown you could have a really nice Monster Cross training route.