Sort of can't believe that my first ride of 2013 was on the road and on a mountain bike even. It seems like such a big let down to what I should have ridden already but when there is snow on the ground I try to take advantage of it as much as possible. Getting a stomach virus last weekend didn't help either. Anyway, it was a pretty good ride. Pond Brook was really soggy which slowed me down immensely. It felt like trying to ride in sand. Back on the pavement for the rest of the ride was really good and the big descent down Butterfield was fun. I have to give high marks to the Raleigh. Feels really solid and the Dart3 is really smooth, even when I was bombing a portion of Pond Brook Road that has to be the one of the worst roads in town.