Yeah man; its great where I am for getting good rides from my door. I'll venture further afield soon for bigger rides once I'm happy the bike is all bedded in.
More pics from today's quick ride before nightshift.
This is another local hill about half an hours biking from the door on reasonably quiet roads.
Doesn't take long to get some height and get some nice veiws. I'm feeling pretty unfit at this point though.
Certainly glad of the lack of weight in the bike. Also very pleased with the handling: Never felt the need for suspension, but that's maybe just because that's what I'm used to.
I think I'm understanding the bike better after this ride. Gears make more sense to me; I used them all today with some steep climbing.
The frame is a bit of a revelation to me. I've only ever had a full carbon road bike before (early OCLV), and it was so stiff it was almost uncomfortable.
The Scott has a good ammount of power transfer, not quite that of my Pace, but close; but it also has a good degree of complience. Not harsh at-all.
I guess carbon layups make more sense to me now. Its got the stiffness of aluminium and the springy-ness of a good steel frame. Hope that makes some kind of sense (does to me, but maybe just in my head).
Love it so far though, and I can't see that changing anytime soon.
The last time I was up this hill was on my ProFlex and I met some loons on their full downhill bikes. They were quite taken with it and couldn't get over how light it was. I couldn't get over how heavy their bikes were: totally different things though I suppose.
It got a better mix of trails today. Steep climbs, fast landrover tracks, rocky/peaty singletrack, all covering the ups, flat, and downhills.
Little bit of road and nice little bit through the woods on the approach to the house.
Short wee climb, and home. I'm very lucky to live quite a bit off from and roads, just landrover tracks to where I am.
Great riding today though. 2-1/4hrs all in door-to-door. Pics aren't great I know. New camera will have to wait as the money went on the new bike.