Well today I was going to do my normal 11 mile commute to work, then after work the plan was to ride to Starpass and do my loop backwards.But instead I left work and rode to Albertson's to meet up with Ben who just happened to have a nice new pimped out 29"er. I left it up to Ben to decide which loop to do. So he decided we should do the climb up and over Golden Gate.
(I haven't cleaned that climb without dabbing in four or five years) So I jokingly said "With the new bike mojo, we'll clean everything today". Then it was off to test our luck. Anytime Ben and I ride together, it's pretty much heads down hammering it out, each of us trying to drop the other one, but not today.We were just out having fun, the ride over to the climb was pretty uneventful. When we got to the bottom, there were no words spoken but we both knew that each us wanted to be the one to clean this climb. So I let Ben lead, thinking good and well that he'll never make it. So as I followed him up, every time he would get to one of the spots that have stopped me time and time again, he would just roll right though it with me right behind him. Ben never said a word and kept silent all the way to the top. Once there, I asked Ben," Why so quiet?" He said he never thought we would make it. To put things into perspective, it felt as though we had got hole in one the same day. It just doesn't happen, but it did and it felt great.
(Upon further inspection we realized they had done some trail work and made the sections just a little easier)
Total mileage: 52
Year to date: 141