The Heat is On…

It's summer time...

It’s summer time…

Our Wed Dirt Hombres club ride was met with the season’s first nice hot dry day. Trails were bone dry on the verge of getting all dusty. I love our 365 day/yr riding season here on Vancouver Island, but I do like being warm and dry the most bestest! 😉

Click for larger map and GPS track...

Click for larger map and GPS track…

With only advanced and intermediate riders out we kept the pace up and had some fun challenging ourselves.

Nic is smiling because it's so nice out...

Nic is smiling because it’s so nice out…

Being able to ride up roots without planning for a slip and a slide is very relaxing. Plus the low traction skills we developed all winter make us feel like super heroes when climbing up the hardest tech sections.

Aaron thanking the Bike Gods he is not in Edmonton...

Aaron thanking the Bike Gods he is not in Edmonton…

One of the best things about the dry season is you can ride your bike all month with next to no maintenance. That means more time for hanging out with your friends and drinking beer! 😉

Telling lies at the rest break...

Telling lies at the rest break…

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2 thoughts on “The Heat is On…

  1. We kind of take the dry conditions for granted. Down here in Nevada quarterly bike maintenance is bordering on OCD.

    I do envy your glut of amazing trails and year round riding though.

  2. I have desert envy every time I see photos of folks down in the SW rolling around in some dry conditions, but I know that if I lived there I’d be enthralled with photos of forest riding in the PNW.

    I’m happy to report that modern MTB technology means that maintenance is still reasonable when riding wet conditions. We aren’t spending more time working on our bikes than we are riding anyways. 😉

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