More grist for the mill!
I made some changes to the set up.....and it is still rad
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Just made it back from this morning's Romero Canyon ride. Twas great! I didn't do the technical creek trail, but instead took the long long fireroad all the way up, then bombed down. Nice to get the Phoenix up to speed on a downhill off road. The bike performed great. The DKG was a marked improvement, and I was definitely appreciating all 80mm of loving up front. I have noticed a wee bit of the fabled seatpost slippage. Not much, and maybe I just need to clamp down a bit more (the runs-slightly-small Thomson probably adds to the issue)....or maybe I need to get off my ass on these rocky climbs.
The trail is really cool---great views nearly at every turn, very strenuous but not impossible to keep it going at a good clip, plenty of rocks, little jumps, and nasties to keep your attention and jar you silly on the way down, and to top it off a couple small stream crossings. The 70 degree weather didn't hurt. But man, I need to get back in shape.....before Keysville.
Here's a scenery pic, and then a few more of the bike after I had finished up, replete with Santa Barbara's excuse for winter mud.