Me & the BoSS went to Theo Wirth yesterday. Same old story, except * Hadn't been there since last July or August, * New platform pedals no clip/cage, and * I'm out of shape for off-road singlespeed heart rate intervals.
But wow, riding that bike off-road **is so fun!** I've been miserably jetlagged and stressed out about work for 3 days. And after the ride I felt just plain happy.
The platform pedals worked out ok. I need a move for curb/log obstacles. With clipless I wheelie over then hop the rear wheel up/over by pulling up with my legs. On the platforms I was terrified of pinch-flatting the rear every time.
The BoSS was "rode hard & put away wet" when I visited in Feb. The chain is damn near rusted, whole bike is dirty as hell & signs of the road salt I didn't wash off. The brake setup is almost dangerous... She'll spend time at One-On-One when I go back to London next week.