Slippery When Wet

The bitter chill in the air keeps me off my road bike in the late Fall. Similar justifications apply to the cross bike. However, in the name of variety I pulled out the Bianchi and all my cold weather gear and headed to Logan canyon. The consequence for any speed above 20mph was a distinct loss of feeling in my fingers and a deep bite from the chilly air. My reward was a chance to bath in the dying beauty of the late Autumn forest.

Today was also a chance to try out my balance and power under slippery, muddy conditions. With the tiny, 35mm cross tires engulfed in organic grease I found myself sliding as if on snow. Without traction the last bit of climb to the top of Spring Hollow tested my patience and my legs.

The ride – Logan Canyon Trail