Friday, May 06, 2011

RAW with Heartburn

Went out for a quick ride Thursday after work in order to try out the new Ergons and to work off some of the Cinqo de Mayo celebrations at work.  We had a chili cook off and I submitted an entry but we had to all vote on everyone else's entry which mean there was a lot of chili consumed.  You know what they say:  "Beans, beans good for your heart, the more you eat the more you ...."  On top of that, all the spices and tomato sauces lead to indigestion and heartburn.  Didn't have a lot of time because I had to take my son to baseball later that day so it was a quick rip at Upper Paugussett. 

I just did the basic 4 mile loop starting from Tamarac Rd,  up the Poly Brody and down the Gussy, without the knobbies ever coming in contact with Pave.  It was a great workout under an hour.  Would have been less but I brought the helmet cam and took some vids on both log rides and the blue crossed roller.

Not a good way to show the new Ergons in action with Horse biscuits seen here on the Poly Brody Forest Road at Upper Paugussett State Forest.  First biscuits of the season can only mean that we'll probably be seeing more signs of horses on the trails.  Yet, ironically, I have yet to see a horse on the Upper Gussy Trail.  Seen plenty of hoof marks and biscuits but never a horse.  

I like these grips a lot better because as I mentioned in an earlier post because my hands are not completely out on the bar ends as they would be with the GX3s.  I can get the brakes quicker and that of course is a lot more comforting.

More on the topic of horses, I found some prints on the section of trail leading to the third stream crossing on the Gussy (first if you are coming down) but the funny thing about them is that they were longer than what I would expect from a horse.  I know a lot of people in the area run their horses shoeless and maybe this is what I am seeing here, however, it just doesn't look right.  If it's not a horse and it's too big to be a deer, could it be there is a Moose on the Loose at Upper Paugussett State Forest?  I doubt it and it's probably just horse tracks.

The diSSent is treating me well and I love riding it.  I still need to get a firmer spring for the Minute.  I am torn between the Heavy and the really heavy spring.  When it comes in, I am going to have the steering tube trimmed down at the same time.


TJ said...

I've been craving chili ever since seeing your tweets yesterday...holding out hope for some on Sunday but not looking too promising.

Mark said...

TJ, guess what I had for dinner last night? For some reason I couldn't get enough.