I just wanted to let my close friends on Google+ know that I am not up to ridding my bike again. I had a crash on my MTB last Sunday when my front wheel got stuck in a deep rut on a slight short downhill. I was through to the ground really hard and my hip hit a rock and the impact broke my femur just below the ball. I got a complete hip replacement on October 3, 2016.
Today is the first time that I have touched a keyboard in over a week which is a long time for me. I will post more stuff as I experience it, but I will not be on a bike for a long time.
I have been dreaming of getting a mountain bike made in this decade for some time. My Cannondale Jekyll that I bought used from the first owner way back in the mid 1990s really showed it's age when I went to the IMBA Southeast Mountain Bike Summit in Brayson City North Carolina. I got to see first hand how MTB technology had changed. I intentionally have kept my eyes off of new MTB technology because I know if I see it I will want it.
Well last week I got a call from Terry Palmeri, the Southeast Associate Regional Director of IMBA, and she told me that I had won the drawing for a Norco Torrent 7.2 bike, courtesy of Cartecay River Bicycle Shop and Norco Bicycles. Frankly I had never heard of this company or bike, but I was excited to get a new MTB. Once I checked out the bike online I thought that there must be some sort of mistake that I had won a bike that I had been dreaming of.
This bike is a bike that can do bike packing. The tires are 2.9 inches wide and run on 15-35 PS…