The shoulder needs to be pampered, the legs don't and they showed it. Haven't been out skating the few days so the legs were fresh. I checked out some new turf for me. At my usual turn around is the end of pavement for some distance. Today I discovered the distance is around 1/2-1 km or 500-1000 yds. Packed dirt with fine gravel. Shit keeps kicking up and hitting my ankles, annouying but not life threatening. Well it's greener on the other side, that's for sure.
Two slow down use caution crossings and one hell of alot of territory to cover. Just the fact there are only two crossings is worth it. I'll need to get the gsp monitor out next time. It was such a fun skate, lots of hill but not steep. The distance between crossing was a dream come true. I blazed the trail and laid my stink down for all to know, I have arrived!
I'm really looking forward to getting comfortable with my new turf. I really noticed the difference once I got back to my old stomping ground. I skated the addition twice and then hit the old trail. With everything all warmed up. I poured it on, made both traffic lights (just) passing everything in between. I just flew down the gauntlet, it being Sunday and a little safer. What a feeling of exilaration. That first burst of speed coming off the over pass. Then the slight down grade for the first half of the run. All this and my thrist for more speed makes for one hell of a thrill ride.
I'm really stoked about all the new trail that's available. The crossing as I will call it. Is going to take time to master crossing with any real speed. Once I'm comfortable with the surface conditions. I'll start testing the possibilities of a speed crossing. Never say never, until you've tasted the agony of defeat. Having 100mm wheels will make the difference between pain and glory. That and my awesome skills.