Two wheels good plus bonus plane-spotting
Always a good day for mountain biking here in Malibu, CA but winter time truly is prime season. A nice brisk start to the day at 0800 with ~50F and mostly cloudy weather. Clouds kept it from heating up although the sun did poke out every once in a while for a nice streak of warmth. Only saw a few people out on the trail the whole time thanks to the early start on a weekday. Combined two rides into one, hitting Sin Nombre (an easier downhill) followed by a grueling climb up Guadalasco and a blast down Overlook Fire Road.
My bike definitely needs some work as my top gear set couldn't be engaged and any of the low gears on the mid-set would slip pretty frequently. Low set of gears worked flawlessly though so it was fine considering all of the climbing involved on this ride. I also ran 40 PSI in order to help prevent flats and man did that abuse me. I would rather be running closer to 20 as that feels far better on my hard tail. But I need to get tubeless working to run that reliably. Either way, sacrificing some comfort in the name of reliability was probably worth it. Now time for a photo dump!
That ride took about 3 hours to complete and sure had me hungry so I cooked up a homemade pizza to satiate the hunger. Unfortunately I did not get a picture of that pizza before eating the whole thing, but I assure it was delicious. I do have some bonus shots of P3 flying by on the way home at near eye-level over the water.
And since those clouds have brought a tiny bit of rain. A full-on rainbow!
Seeing this view sure makes me think twice about my upcoming move but at least that bike ride will still be sub 20 minutes from home so its all about the tradeoffs. Tomorrow I start moving some things to my storage unit though so begins the move!
ITA97 last edited by
@wrong-wheel-drive Tubeless is the way to go. The amount of rotating mass you'll drop is meaningful, too.
LooseonExit last edited by LooseonExit
Good ride, neat pics.
@ita97 One of my wheels is set up for tubeless and while I need to add air before most rides, it seems to hold up decently. The other, I think something is wrong with the wheel or the tire because it just will not accept a seal as I have spent way too much time and money trying to get it to work. Tire is only a few months old though so I have pretty much given up hope on tubeless until I wear these down enough to buy a new set of wheels better setup for tubeless.