Hey everybody. I finally had the time to sit down and give an update. My son finished school last week, and as promised, thanks to his good grades, he got his new mtb. We finally went for the Trek MT 60. The determining factor for him to choose this one: "Wow, the black and blue color looks cooler dad!"
. We went riding the next day after a big storm and he had a great time. What a difference. Only 25 lbs for this 20", that's 2 lbs lighter than his old 16". A few of the climbs that he always walked with his old bike, he now made them look easy. He just went crazy across mud and sections with standing water, like if they weren't there. He finally learned that he has to use the brake levers instead of the pedals to stop, thanks to a tree and then a fence that he rode into. He's OK, he wasn't really going that fast. Now he's also figuring out the gears: "Dad, if I use # 1 and #2 to go up and #5 and #6 when it's flat, what is #4 for?
I didn't have the camera with me that day, but here are a few action shots with his old bike. I'll bring the camera with me next weekend.
Chili, hope you feel better now. Sorry to hear about the Tillman trails. I rode the Wickham Park trails two weeks ago, got lost a couple of times, but had a fun time out there.