Monday, November 12, 2007
Nothing beats a cyclocross bike for riding it all. Roads, dirt paths, singletrack, gravel, railroad right-of-ways, farm fields, you name it. I rode all of that yesterday with Rob Belz, Jerry Engen and Lori Belz. Cross bikes are great for exploring new places. If you happen to wander on to private property, a cross bike will help you get out of there fast! We did a little of that too and had a few dogs chasing us... Anyway, we found some new dirt trails in the east metro hobby farm country. It's always fun to ride new places. Today, I rode some of the single track trails in Roseville that I discovered a few years ago. I scared up some deer riding at night. That's when they get active. One of them was a 6 point buck. Having a Niterider light makes it pretty easy to cruise when the sun goes down. If you only get one bike, make it cyclocross. You can throw road wheels on it for riding the asphalt.