Location: Paradise Valley
Date: Sunday, October 12, 2014
Summary: First Ride on New Mountain Bike
I got a New Bike!!! It is a brand new 2015 Giant Talon, red in color with 27.5″ inch wheels and hydraulic disk brakes. It is one sweet ride!
Good-time Slim rode on the old Trek mountain bike, which does pretty well for being a free bike. We both now have mountain bikes and can fly through the forest, with the dog running along between us.
This trip out at Paradise Valley was fairly muddy, as it rain ALOT the evening before, but this park has awesome trails and it is still awesome to ride. There are some puddles and a few small mud holes, but for the most part, the trails are great to ride after rain. Mostly just have to look out for the roots and wood obstacles, because they are slicker than all hell.
Here are some additional pictures of the new bike, after the first ride and cleaned up a bit at home. Better get some pictures taken and posted while the new bike still looks fairly clean. I plan on riding this bike on many trips in the near future, as the mountain biking bug and bitten Good-time Slim and I big time. Expect many more mountain bike posts in the near future!