The Return of Mountain Bike Wednesday

Even though ski season is still going strong, I’ve been itching to get out on the mountain bike. The sort-of-weekly MTBW got going for the year today, and I’m really anticipating summer now.

After much complaining about derailleurs last summer, Zach finally set up his bike with an IGH. A little bit of added weight but super-slick and incredibly quiet. I must admit, I’m tempted to do the same.

I forgot how difficult climbing with a 35lb mountain bike is, but I wasn’t hurting too bad thanks to some solid training over the winter.

MTBW is a highlight of my week in summer, and I’m glad it’s back. Of course, I’ll be back on snow in a couple days.


Almost (but not!) blown off Mt. Lincoln

Earlier this week, Hans and I decided to shoot for Lincoln, despite the forecast for high winds (which has been the norm lately) and last year’s wind-related failure (despite the forecast for light winds that day). Carl joined the group a couple days ago, and YC came on as a last-minute addition. We met up at 4:30 to carpool, and were at Moose Creek by 6:30am. 15 minutes later and we were ready to go.

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