Actually, we built it from parts.
Using a frame from my boyfriend’s first seriously serious mountain bike – THE TRIPLE TRIANGLE! – we have spent the past few months piecing together a bike so that I can learn to ride mountain bike trails with him.
This way, we have something other than seriously serious hiking that we can do outdoors together.
Much Busch Classic, the drink of bumhugs everywhere, was consumed during the making of this bike.
I harbored dreams of creating a magnificent color-schemed bike, and thanks to the prowess of the internet, was able to let my dream set sail. With a yellow Retrospec seat, blue Retrospec handlebar grips and blue Panaracer Fire XC tires, I was destined for pleasant color greatness.
Some of the bike parts had killer names like “The Hammer,” which struck me as being pretty silly. Yeah, I ride on The Hammer. It’s no big deal, guys.
And now that the bike has been built, we can take it out on the trails and totally, like, shred. It’s totally gnarrrr.
There is an awesome network of trails nearby at the Nordic Heritage Center. Unfortunately, I haven’t come across any lefse sticks or krumkake yet, but I have hope. The trails are sort of confusing and not well-marked, so we’ve agreed that we’ll spend our summer learning what’s what out there.
And for now, I am learning to ride an incredibly light bike (shaving grams, bra!), trying not to fall over with every turn I take (shaving skin, bra!), and wondering how I can make the vast number of bruises on my right leg disappear before I have to look fancy pants nice on Friday.
Just remember: when biking, cats are optional.
450 Fort Fairfield Rd
Presque Isle, ME 04769
With trails for biking, hiking, running, and in the winter, snowshoeing and skiing.