So for shits and giggles I built up a 29+ wheelset for the Borealis. I figured this will help me on the Saturday group ride since its almost 30 miles with 90% of it road. Unless we get some beach to ride. Which we will not this weekend as temps will be above freezing. And I figured we never get any snow anyway so since I dont need the float of a 4.5in tire I’ll just ride 3in. As soon as I put them them on the bike it snows. Go figure.
Its been awhile since I was on 29+ since I had a normal MTB this summer mostly. Then the 27.5 Powerfly. I was reminded of why I love these wheels\tires. While they are not that much taller than the 27.5 by 4.5s they are a bit. And I noticed the roll immediately. I miss this wheel\tire. Although right before I got the Powerfly I did put 2.6’s on the EX and loved it. Actually riding that combo only twice before I sold it. I regret that.
I walked the beach this morn (Friday) and it was in good riding shape despite being near 30 degrees. You just never know. I think there was a lot of humidity in the air and that helps the sand freeze. It was rock hard.
Tomorrows group ride looks like upper 30’s and rain. Pretty much the worst weather ever. I really do not like this time of year. Along with March\April is just a mix of snow\rain\sun\clouds\wind and more rain, then ice. Just so crappy. Looking at the 10 day I see 40’s for temps 10 days out. That just sucks. But thats Wisconsin. But really its just central Wisconsin. Again, we have snow 100 miles north and 100 miles south. But not here.
So thats about it for this week. Tomorrow is Global Fat Bike day. Lots of rides around the State. In the rain. Bummer. Despite the weather I hope you #optoutside. Have a good weekend.