Ride: Lochside...almost...to Mitchell's Farm
Date: April 7
Cyclists: Mike & Tony
A little warmer after the cold snap, and sunny. I hauled the Specialized out for the first time this year. In my quest to follow the science, I reduced the air pressure in the tires to 85psi from the 90 psi I ran last year. It was interesting. The ride wasn't as harsh and I felt like I had better grip on the road. The long fast descent past Mitchel's Farm on rough the rough road felt more secure with less bouncing. So, no more 100 - 105 psi. I'm sold.
The ride itself was also interesting in this time of social distancing. Most people were very good with a few notable exceptions. Fewer riders on Lochside than there were on the Goose and E & N trails. And most looked like they rode frequently, unlike the trails inside the city where noisy mountain bikes and little kids have become the norm.