As many will agree, Singlespeeding is Stoopid. Who in their right mind would want to ride what everyone else rides with just one gear to choose from? Why not have a plethora of gears to use and when it gets really tough cry home to momma only to find help from Granny! Well, I am still not one of them.
One of my riding buddies wants me to do the VT 50 with him next year and I think I might do it, on my singlespeed, of course! On Saturday, I set out to do a little epic singlespeeding riding. Granted, there was some pavement, maybe 60% of it in fact but this turned into a really good ride. I hit three areas: Upper Paugussett; The Vineyard Trails; and Waldo. I might have to try working in some more sections of Al's Trail to get more trail riding in and increase the mileage.
Looks like there is a new Trail Gnome in Town!
This is a well Engineered up and over on Al's Trail!
I noticed quite a few improvements behind the Vineyard. There are still some sections that could use some better benching and it would be great if there was a loop, too!
Found the new skinny at Waldo
Took a break at the lake and talked to some Kayakers
The lake was really empty
Fresh bench cutting on Thing 1
There are three new trails at Waldo, Thing 1 which you see above is a short clip that connects to the beginning of Where's Waldo and to a section of WW before the big technical climb. I think Thing 2 starts at the intersection of Daffy Duck and the Hunter's Trail. Not sure where Thing 3 is going to start but that will be an awesome trail when it's done!
Time for a pit stop in Sandy Hook at the Village Perk
After 24 miles riding, nothing beats a cold pint of 'Gany Fest Lager!