I headed out after the wife got home from work. A giant rain storm was building to the west, so I figured I would ride west. 100ft from my house, I realized the bottom bracket on my Siren JH was shot, so I went back and picked up the single speed cx bike.
I reached the parkway and it started raining. I figured if I road far enough, I would punch through the other side of the storm. That's exactly what happened and I got to see the views from the Haw Creek Overlook. Pedaling on up the hill, I decided to turn around at the top. I had originally planned to ride to the next overlook past Craven Gap, but didn't.
Turning to bomb back down, I turned my lights on. The darkness closed in fairly quickly and I soaked in the night sounds. Bugs chirping loudly, the wind blowing past, the smell of fresh rain on the grass. This was fun and I need to alter my rut and get out more at night. Even if it is a quick loop around my neighborhood, there is something exciting about gliding through the darkness.
Getting to my turn and ducking through the woods, I was content. 1 hr of hard climbs make my legs tired but happy.
I wonder where I can get a blue bottom bracket....