Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Don't Forget Your Bike

Poor Unknown Local groaned when he lifted the tailgate on his minivan last week. He had loaded his front wheel, but no bike. As none of us brought a spare, he hightailed it back home. Though, Fro was still the last one ready.

Tonight promises perfect riding conditions (again): grippy dirt, bright moon, temps in the 40s, no rain, and tacos as fat as your tires. 


Full set from the January 2012 winter classic with lots of helmet free pedaling: https://photos.app.goo.gl/QEEPfB7b6kX3idjE9

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pollywood Drifting

Some FT3ers have seen the recent snowfall as an excuse to slide around on boards instead of rolling on two wheels as nature intended. Those of us that made it out last Tuesday were greeted with a shallow, untracked blanket of snow that made for perfect shredding. Sure climbing was tough, but the descents allowed for woop-inducing rear wheel drifting.

Thanks to the previous weeks's coaching, our tacos were properly thick and we even got a "you guys are early" when we arrived. That means we get to show up late tonight. The snow must be gone by now and presumably the soils are mostly drained. And temps are well above freezing. Should be glorious riding.


Tuesday, December 4, 2018

All the Dirt That's Fit to Shred

Last week saw us comically over-ready for adverse conditions. We pulled rain jackets on over layers of shirts, donned boots and shoe covers, and hopped on our mud bikes equipped with fenders. Except it didn't rain and was quite mild.

This week may be the same, with a "chance" of a couple hundredths of an inch of precip and temps well above freezing. We should be able to find a few lingering drifts to keep things sporty.

We addressed the current taco bitty's thin tacos, so expect meatier servings. And the owner is still forbidden from showing up on Tuesday nights, so we got that going for us.