Today On A Bike

Today I did a little exploring at Isle du Bois Trail. Since moving to Dallas I’ve stuck to riding Northshore, but I want to start exploring other options in the Dallas area. At the advise of a friend, Isle du Bois was my first place to venture out to.

I didn’t get a long ride in at Isle du Bois today so I’m not ready to speak holistically about the trail system, but I can speak about the parts I did ride. It was more slow chunky tech than Northshore. More elevation, more loose rocks, more half-sunken boulders, more sand, more challenge. Less flow, less dirt, less sustained speed.

Summer is winding down and I’m finding my first end of summer very rad in Texas. One of the things that’s felt weird adjusting to was the correlation between temperature and decreasing daylight. Back in Illinois, when road rides started getting cut short to avoid dark I was used to the temperatures getting chilly. Early cross season weather. Sweater weather. Down here in Dallas, it’s still 80º plus but the sun still sets early. It’s weird what your brain gets used to without you knowing it.

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2 thoughts on “Today On A Bike

    • Maybe. It’s tough to decide sometimes. I like the light weight nimble rolling machine of the Epic but there are sections I would have loved a dropper, tougher tires, and more suspension. Honesty, my skills checked my lines and dictated hike a bikes more than anything at the trail. I need to spend more time on dirt in the next year to up my tech game.

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