I missed my titanium and I think it missed me.
The new rear wheel performed famously. I think I will keep it.
My recovering appendage responded without complaint. It did, however, require some babying once I got home. There was swelling. It has been three weeks, three long weeks. Sitting around waiting for an injury to heal properly is excrutiating.. and I am not talking about pain. Waiting sucks. I know that if I go out and ride the trails, I will most certainly reinjure the muscle.
So I reacquaint myself with the old Serotta. Honestly, it felt good to ride the road again, enjoy the steady rhythm of my legs and the pleasant zen of maintaining speed.
Plus, I must admit that my titanium bike felt like a feather underneath me. My dual suspension aluminum mountain bike is fairly light for a mountain bike, but that titanium frame is a fraction of the weight. There really is something satisfying about how a good, strong, agile bike feels. When I am on a bike, it feels like life is going to respond the same way and the euphoria is unlike anything else — and it’s all natural.
One more week until singletrack……