This December has been the best for riding in recent history. I remember last year we had snow and a white christmas, whereas this year its looking to be green and in the single digits. I managed two great rides this week.
I had Thursday off and took the Norco Torrent out for its second ride. I've gotten comfortable on this bike and am getting the hang of riding such an aggressive trail bike. It likes to be pushed hard and it didn't disappoint on Thursday. I managed nearly 30km of singletrack mixed between the East Side and the West at Turkey Point. I'm really digging the short stays and long top tube, the 3" wide Nobby Nic's hold traction in everything. I ride this bike like I rode my KTM dirt bike, on the gas and attacking every little obstacle. Its not the kind of bike that you want to use for a lolly-gagging tour, but should be pretty good on all day rides if you can keep pushing it hard all day. Enough about if for now though, I'll post up more thoughts on it in a while.
Sunday was the Outspokin Cycles fat bike Demo Day at Turkey Point. My wife has strictly forbidden me from even looking at any new bikes after buying the Norco, so I didn't want to tempt myself by taking a new fatty or two out. Instead I loaded up Little Bric and the new Adam's Trail-A-Bike for a morning of fun. Little Bric was wide eyed and smiling at the sight of all the bikes and riders. We attached the Trail-A-Bike and headed out into the singletrack, not really knowing what to expect of the little guy. He ended up loving every second of it, hooting and yelling for me to go faster. We rode the easier trails in the Provincial Park and ended up riding around 15km in a few hours, with some breaks tossed in spent looking at interesting trees and searching the forest floor for treasures. It was a great time and probably one of my favourite rides of the year. Little Bric and I are going to have to do lots more of this next year.
There are only a couple more weeks left of 2015 and its been nice to be able to squeeze every last ride I can out of this year. Hopefully 2016 holds as much great riding as this year has.
The Bric...._ mountain biker, road rider, heavyweight gear abuser. Built like a brick sh*thouse. No bike is safe.