The weather today was perfect. 70s, dry, no wind. California perfect.
The Montour trail has some nice riding. There are areas that have way too many people who don’t have a clue on how to “share the trail” — parents, don’t let your young children wander aimlessly — but others that are devoid of any other people. The area from the Imperial trailhead to the Panhandle junction was particularly secluded.
I noticed that limestone really sucks the efficiency out of your tires. I hit a tiny stretch of road in McDonald and it felt effortless compared to the loose trail surface.
There are no services along the trail that are worth stopping at. Someone please correct me if I am wrong. I would have loved to stop for have a beer or snack somewhere along the way but nothing exists. McDonald has some places to eat but nothing beyond fast food or takeout pizza.
There seems to be a lot of trucking activity out that way. Shale drilling?
My Velo Orange Rando feels great. I really love the bike except for the higher seat than handlebars setup I currently have. I am using a 170mm crankset that I may end up swapping for a 172mm which would allow me to move my seat height down 2mm. My neck gets sore after 20 miles or so but other than that I still can’t get over how well it rides sometimes.