After work last Friday, Jason and I headed out on the mountain bikes for a little camping. The Troll has never left the house for more than a commute to work so this was an exciting maiden voyage.
I really liked the way the Troll felt loaded down with a couple days worth of gear. It was really comfortable over the longer ride.
BOB trailer with his Giant MTB. This was the longest ride he'd ever done on a mountain bike, too. We weren't sure how it would go, but we were willing to try it out.
I slept in the hammock again. It was so cold that our bags and hammocks were covered in frost by the time we went to bed. I need to find a better solution for cold weather camping. My bag is rated at 30 degrees (it got down to 33 that night) but my feet were too cold to stay asleep. I didn't sleep well until the sun came out in the morning. In fact, I slept until 10am. I haven't slept that late in years. But I think the warmth of the sun knocked me out after being up all night.
When I finally woke up, I ate a quick breakfast and we headed over to Capitol View Park for some trail riding. This little MTB adventure was the whole reason for our choice of bikes. In hindsight, I could have brought the Cross Check and had a more well-rounded experience. But I wanted to see how the Troll felt for a longer ride. It was a good decision.
Get out there.