Cold and snowy, but pumping it up

The pump track in my yard has seen a few hundred laps, and it’s bedding in nicely. Thanks to diligent snow shoveling, Farid and I enjoyed a nice sesh yesterday.

Photos made with Canon D10 waterproof point-and-shoot by Farid Tabaian of Singletrack Maps. Thanks Farid.

20 degrees with frozen, fast dirt.

I like how tech this section feels: berm to semi-roller to slight drift into main line.

This happened too quickly and violently to notice technique. It’s nice to see the form was OK, but I should be higher on the berm.

Whoa! The tires let go a sec ago.

This is the closest I can get to Santa Cruz. Oh well: more skills, fitness and rage for Sea Otter.

Hauling mail out of the low spot.

Captain America, the experimental Stumpjumper HT EVO 26, has proven to be a fun, versatile companion. Road, XC, errands, clinics, slalom, jump, pump … The Captain and his 831 abide.

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4 replies
  1. Nate says:

    The funny thing is that I normally ride my Pump Track more in the winter. Nokian Studded tires have allowed me to ride the pump track with a layer of glazed ice on it.

  2. leelikesbikes says:

    Ha! I just shoveled more than a foot off the driveway (big driveway). Tomorrow I’ll shovel the track, and it will be ready to roll.

    Let me know when you’re ready for your PhD in pump. Since you already have your Masters, I think you’re ready. 🙂

  3. Sergey says:

    Thank you Lee! I’d love PhD – but it requires full-time research activity and the 26 inch instrument is being calibrated right now:). Good thing is that the shortest day of the year is behind us.

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