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Throwing in the towel

Well, that’s it folks. I am officially throwing in the towel on the 2008 biking season. The weather tomorrow looks downright cold. The high in Clinton is about 38 degrees so ride time will be down to at least 35. Well below my threshold, wouldn’t you say? If we get an Indian Summer, I will think about washing the mud off my bike and joining the crew for a night. Otherwise I should really fix my warped wheel and derailleur cable and maybe put a cloth to the frame.

It was a great season. I rode more this season than any other to date. I did a lot of road riding and my usual weekly mountain biking. Actually I only missed 2 or 3 weeks of mountain bike riding this year. In past years I have missed a whole half a season in a couple cases (back injury, major crash, etc.). The more riding did one good thing for me…it got me in better shape. This has got to be my best season on record for having a decent set of lungs on me. Maybe I can maintain some of it on the elliptical at home.

Thanks go out to all my riding buddies for a great season. In no particular order…

  • The Gringo
  • TiTim
  • NatGeo
  • Homey
  • Bigfoot
  • CritRacer
  • and of course my lovely wife for taking care of the kids while I “have fun”

We’ll do it again next year!! Stay tuned right here for some post ride postings throughout the winter. I am sure that I will have something to say or to show off at some point. I have a new hosting company now that allows me to create blogs so I might move the slimbiker blog to my own website. We’ll see.

My turn to buy the Vents when I see you all again on the trail!

Later,

Slim

2003 Specialized Enduro Expert
2005 Specialized Roubaix Elite Double

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