December 20, 2011

Check it Out!

The 2012 bikes are here! Below is the Scott Scale 29er RC in Extra Large, coming in at about 21 lbs, with some modifications. Other team members will be racing the redesigned full suspension Spark in 26er and 29er versions.

The Polar Bottles will keep our water from freezing on cold rides this winter.

The ESI Chunky grips will keep our hands happy.

Winter Training with Mike and Dylan

Mike, new Scott team recruit Dylan Johnson, and I have been riding parts of the Montgomery County Epic Loop in Montgomery County, Maryland the past two Sundays.  The MoCo Epic is on IMBA's registry of epic rides and it doesn't disappoint.  Just a few miles from DC, you can find a 60 mile circuit of great singletrack.

This past weekend, we got in almost 50 miles and 4.5 hours of nearly all singletrack riding at a solid endurance pace.  It's great to be cruising along in the cold weather, keeping up a good endurance pace and flying through the trails that are now mostly cleared of fallen leaves.

We started out from Schaeffer Farms in Germantown, MD and took the new Schaeffer Ridge Trail, a 4-5 mile section of trail the local trail building/advocacy group MORE built over the past year.  It's awesome!