just testing to see if video works and giving a shout out to the change of seasons. first day of legwarmers for the always too cold person in your life.
Oct 25 | the shortest vagenfilmin ever.
Oct 16 | Waiting
You’ll spend a lot of time sitting on the top tube waiting for friends to get the the bottom of the hill. Never had a frame do me so right on descents. I always know what’s happening through my hands and the bottom of my feet and its just so easy to lean it over when you need to. I know it’s all subjective and all that…. but it’s a thrill to ride down hill. I climb just to come down.
Oct 11 | Not to be pedantic
but i have this on my phone just in case someone needs help figuring stuff out. We’ve been doing slow easy group rides on Saturdays and it’s hard to show people how good it feels to ride neat and tight if they don’t know what it is. Ok, totally pedantic. Remember when there was just someone there that was ok with yelling? Showing is the new yelling.
Oct 6 | One legged effortless.
I soft pedaled up Latigo today (in Malibu) and came up on a one legged Mexican climbing smoothly and like butter (i’ve wanted to write that sentence my whole life). I asked if I could spin with him and chat. His English better than my Spanish. We talked about all the things people talk about up a canyon… and he showed me how he drives his hip flexors into the prosthetic to get force into the pedal on that side. I didn’t want to pass him. So, I thanked him for the company and sat up and turned around. I wouldn’t want to ride him off my wheel and I have too much respect for him to pass him.
And besides.. its so much fun to descend on the Speedvagen. The bike never freaks out. Anyway, the best part of the riding is the people. Love it when that happens.