Sunday, June 6th, 2010

MTB: Soquel Demo — my First Time

Daryl, Heather, and Lior kindly agreed to ride with me at Demo when I talked to them after the Hospice Ride yesterday. And they invited other friends too so eight of us came out.

We did the first slice of Canadian Bacon, and then dropped down Sawpit (I rode around the rock garden). Four riders (Alicia, Hank, Michael, and Lior) climbed out due to time constraints, and four of us (Daryl, Heather, Noaa, and I) climbed up Tractor (I cleared the climb), and then dropped down Braille. I had a lot of fun — so much fun that I didn’t take many good pictures.

It was at the beginning of the ride (on Bacon), my bike quit shifting and the chain started jumping. It turned out that the cable housing broke. Luckily, Demo riding is either up or down, which enabled me to keep it in either one climbing gear or one descending gear without having to shift too much. I look forward to returning soon.

2 Responses

  1. Patrick Herlihyon 10 Jun 2010 at 9:50 pm

    “slice of Canadian Bacon”.. bwahahaha 🙂

    Considering how you and Erik get out to far riding places I’m shocked you haven’t sampled Demo before!

  2. mudwormon 10 Jun 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Right, not far enough, I guess. 😕