I have been looking for ways to research the bike that would eventually replace my beloved 2016 Santa Cruz Bronson CC. I was looking to buy a top-level bike in the next few months, and I wanted my purchase to be an informed one.
With my recent discovery of bike park riding, I feel like the Bronson might be best off riding local trails. I'd like to get a new bike that is better-suited for the kind of riding that I want to emphasize as I move forward (assuming we ever get to travel again).
My bike shop takes up a small amount of room in the corner of my garage. This is to facilitate all the other things I do there. Whether it's making beer, entertaining guests, or wrenching on bikes, I need space to get that stuff done.
With the weather warming up and the sun coming out. Many times recently, it has been tempting to hit some of the local trails on the bike. With how full they have become, being the only place a lot of folks can get out and still say close to home. I have been denying myself the enjoyment in favor of safety. I tend to stay home when a lot of riding opportunities surface.
My neighbor recently got a new bike from his Brother-in-law. It's a first-generation Yeti, and it's awesome. He has been dying to get it out on the trails near our house, so I finally arranged the time and we got the kids together and headed out.
It's been almost 2 weeks since my ride in Los Gatos, and three weeks since the Shelter In Place order went into effect here in California. The Los Gatos Ride was WAAAY too crowded for my taste, and I'm going nuts not being able to ride.