Today was a day to break things in.
A list of things better for the wear after today:
- A new full-suspension mountain bike.
- The mountain bike destination closest to my home, Rockville.
- My left knee and elbow.
I approach the new with caution. When I let the bicycle careen down terrain that gives me pause, I am surprised at the ease with which it rolls over rocks and roots, both up and downhill. So different. No need to stand! Sit, relaxed and solid. Steering-eye-trail coordination is improved, and I doubt the thanks goes to my hapless body-mind. I still walk more than necessary on this new bike-trail site.
The trails are teachable. Their features are diverse, from narrow twists to short steep climbs to rocky descents. A little playground for practice.
My new body-bike survived the first fall, no worse for the wear save some superficial scratches at the joints. Remember, keep pedaling!