I met Mac at Athens Bicycle at 6:00 this morning for a quick ride up Rock Riffle Road, out Angel Ridge for a bit, and back. I rode the Yukon, as I’m trying to get it dialed in for the Gravel Rouser in a few weeks. The climb up Angel Ridge was awesome, though we both hocked up lots of snot at the top. I peeled off my coat at the top, only to put it back on 5 minutes later. I wore shorts, tights, wool socks, long sleeve base jersey, short jersey, long sleeve jersey, and the windbreaker. My 5 dollar Home Depot gloves kept the digits warm. The layers worked pretty well, and I appreciated the extra warmth on the 35 mph downhill back to the car. This was also my second time on the new WTB Speed V seat, and thus far I am really liking it. It’s much better than the stock seat on the Yukon. We were only out for only 45 minutes, but it was a good quick ride. I’m growing more comfortable with the fact that not every ride has to be 25 miles or more. It’s just great to get out when I can.
This was also my first ride with the Geoman Gear Magicshine light. The light really lit up the road very well and I we were both able to see very well. I’ll post some more info about the light later, but thus far I’m happy with it and feel safe riding with it on the Athens back roads in the dark.
I didn’t clock the ride with my odometer or phone, but eyeballing where we turned around on Map My Ride put us around 7 miles or so.