Wednesday, February 08, 2012

If I can ski, then I can ...


Headed out to Upper Paugussett State Forest for a quick 5 miler after work on Wednesday and it was both fun and frustrating at the same time.  It was fun to finally be out on the trails again and to see what's going on with my trail after not being on it for almost two months.  The frustrating part was to have the shifting on the diSSent shit the bed.  I probably need to adjust the shifter line tension since the bike has been sitting unused for two months.  The nice thing about the Gussy Trail is that you really don't need a full range of gearing to ride the trail.

Despite my shifting woes the diSSent was rocking with the Fox F29 fork upfront.  The bike seemed to rip through everything I went through; rollers, rock gardens, technical climbs, up-and-overs, it was smooth as butter!  I think the diSSent and the Fox are a match made in heaven!

So, technically I am back in the saddle but I am going to take it easy and push it.  I am really out of shape, too!  I was in the red zone quite a few times during this ride.  Afterwards, the knee was feeling a little tweaked, too, so I am going to limit trail riding to once a week for now until I think I can handle more.

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