Slipped out before the crack of dawn and hit the road headed towards Woodstock. Arrived at The Pines just as day had broken. Rode a loop of the red route with all the Black options. The Fatboy just swallowed up all the nasty roots and climbs on Doug's and Bloody Lung, traction from the Ground Control tires is awesome.
I decided to ditch the hydration pack for a lap of the Green trail. It was very liberating. I need to take a good look at all the junk I carry and go back to bottles and cages. The Specialized SWAT kit looks good but is very expensive for what you get ($25 for each plastic bottle cage? No fucking thanks). I'll see what I've got floating around at the bottom of my parts bin for seat bags, or maybe toss on the Jandd bag? We will see.
It was a good ride. The Fatboy just keeps on impressing me.
May your rides be long and your tires fat.
The Bric...._ mountain biker, road rider, heavyweight gear abuser. Built like a brick sh*thouse. No bike is safe.