Yesterday Jason and I went riding after work. I changed my work schedule around so that I work 7 hours M, Tu, & Thur. and 9.5 hours on W & F. I wasn't sure what I thought about it at first, but I am loving it! I get off at 3pm on those days. Wahoo! So, we went up Madonna Mtn. It was a good ride for sure...Jason was tired though from work. ANYWAYS...there is a trail going down Madonna called "Rock Garden" (I will try to find some pics of it). I have never rode it until yesterday. This trail is known for it's technicality. It's probably one of SLO counties most technical downhills and having a lot of suspension on your bike is definitely helpful (and my bike has almost zero suspension). As we were riding up Madonna I looked over at Jason and said, "Can we go down "Rock Garden"?" He looked surprised because I made the decision a while ago that it was probably too much for my little bike. He said, "Really? Are you sure?" I replied with a confident "YEAH!". (I had a weird adventurous moment there...I love those moments and yet they seem to get you in trouble).
Definitely a technical part
Oh yeah...I did that same move! Ha! Yeah right!
Wanna know something odd...and I'm totally jinxing myself by saying this. I have probably gone over my handle bars...oh 15 times, and have fallen I don't even know how many times. At the Sea Otter mountain bike race that I competed in last year I ate it really hard. I caught my front tire in a water rut on this steep down hill that basically had a 90 degree right turn at the end of it. I lost control, flipped the bike, and slid down the trail for about 10 ft...with the stupid bike still attached because my shoe clips were too tight and they didn't disengage. I tweaked my bike and another nice racer actually stopped to fix it and got me going again. BUT I didn't bleed. I have NEVER skinned my knee, elbow, or anything. Once I fell into a thorn bush and got some scratches but that's about it. Lots of bruises but no blood. Weird huh? We ride with a guy named Ben and he bleeds almost every ride. Jason and I can not figure out why I haven't bled yet. The strange thing is that it kind of sounds cool to have a "battle wound". I don't want the pain but...you know, maybe a little scar! :-) hehe.