My wrist is back to 100% from my OTB mountain bike accident and I was ahead of schedule on a report I was working on so I decided to tag a long with Sharon and her Dirt Girl buddy Bev.
Having learnt from my previous Dirt Girl MTB experiences. I just hung at the back and did not set the pace. I didn’t have any input on which trails we would ride and I didn’t give out any tips or suggestions for improvement.
My only 2 jobs were:
- don’t fall off my bike and get hurt!
- take pictures of the ladies in action
My rebuilt Nomad has a 1″ shorter TT and the shorter wheelbase. 1″ doesn’t sound like a lot, but the bike rides noticeably differently. It’s not as stable as the bigger frame, but a lot more manuevrable. In our tight twisty forest trails that’s not a bad trade off.
So I used the ride to play around with the bike and get to know it all over again.
The ride was a success. I didn’t get hurt and the ladies appreciated having a personal photographer along on the ride.
It’s nice to see the trails drying out and to get out into the dirt with some friends.
I’m looking forward to another summer of Vancouver Island mountain biking.
If I play my cards right I may get to do more Dirt Girls ride as the token Dirt Hombre and photographer.
Life could be worse… 😉