La vie de vélo

Adventures in cycling and life

First rain of the year

… and Shaun W.’s inaugural santa barbara mountain bike ride. I rode my Mamasita and Shaun piloted the ole FSR. He looked right at home on the bike and flew up the trail and tore it up on the downhill portion – for his first real MTB ride he was hauling ass!

We pulled off a steady climb up the lower section of Romero Canyon road in Montecito before backtracking down the fire road. It wasn’t pouring but the constant wetness combined with my dumbass decision to wear a short sleve shirt made for a chilly climb and a freezing descent.

The trail conditions were great. The fresh rain diminished the dusty, sandy nature of the trail a bit but it was not so much rain that there was any runoff or even mud. Just nice hardpack. A great ride. And a steady hour of bike maintenance/cleaning to fill up the afternoon…

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October 5, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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