My poor old mail order 29er got a bit of a workout today.
It rained pretty much non-stop for the Christmas holiday here. Today was the first day out of four I have ridden in sunshine. I went and pounded out a ride Christmas Morning in a withering cold rain. It makes me happy that I bought really good weather shells many years ago. Still have my super fly Outdoor Research Peruvian Hat made with ultra bitching Windstopper fleece. It’s twenty years old and kept my melon toasty in the pissing rain of Christmas day as well as the 40 degree ear burning breeze of today. Windstopper fleece is great stuff and I highly recommend products fashioned from its synthetic fluff.
All the water had left the off road and climbing sections of my usual “close to home” loop insanely muddy. CLimbing in mud is a pain in the ass, but in order to enjoy hydroplaning the muck on the way down, you have to climb. So I went about half way up my usual, got disgusted, turned around and bombed back down.
Now I have to clean everything up.
Fun, but I’m starting to think I’m too old for this shit.