After some French Pressed Java, I was ready to do something. What is all this about going 1 speed you ask? Well, I built myself a fancy new mountain bicycle last fall for winter riding. First in early December it snowed a ton and the trails were buried, then I had some medical issues, well finally after staring at the bike at work for 3 months, I decided to take her for a spin. My Cannondale 1 FG! I'll leave it to you to figure out what the "FG" means. This is a slick ride. I haven't ridden or owned a hard tail since Steph and I were in
WOW! What a blast! I drove up to
I thought about wanting to be in the mountains today, though I am glad I saved it for another time. While making my way out of the woods, I planned to ride to the top of Aggie on the paved road. It's a steep mountain road with a 13% grade in spots, but it is short only 3/4's of a mile to the top. I thought I could at least get to 690 feet above sea level today! While I was rounding one of the hair pin turns on the road, I spotted a deer on the side of the road just a ways ahead. A truck was coming up the road behind me and I waved them to slow down then I stopped and watched her make her way into the woods. After the truck passed, I went to the spot where she went into the woods and watched her for a few minutes. She was curious, but not enough to stick around. So I continued my climb up. This bike is cool! I'll be anxious to ride with it this spring and summer. Not only is it a single speed but, it has the Lefty fork also. No frozen derailleur cables or frozen derailleur! With the lack of gears it is a bit more of a work out, especially climbing up this road!