The bike I'm riding here at work is my Rockhopper, last seen in Urban Assault fitment. I found I used it more for off roading once I got up the hill than I did for night riding or rain riding, but the slick tires were lacking in that role. So I Command-Z'd it back into lean, full mountain bike rig, the role it was born for. I am using a slight compromise in the tires, Specialized Crossroads, which, while fat and knobby enough for dirt, also feature a center rib for street use in case I want to roll a Pinehurst Loop some afternoon. They work fine for trail duty. (update: I've since put my set of full knobby tires (Kenda/WTB) on as the Crossroads were a bit lacking on the trail, grip is much more sure now and thus the ride is more fun)
My office with its new addition. Adds a note of adventure to the day
Stock photo from the archives...another place too steep to ride up (click to read the story)
Today I felt the joy of breathing deep the cool ions within the damp forest, the soft earth beneath my tires, the invigoration of a short exercise session in the middle of the day. This is the start of a beautiful ritual my friends.
Get Out and Ride!