THE FIRST CUT

TODD BROWN Bike Life


I HEARD A BOXER SAY HE NEEDS TO GET HIT A FEW TIMES TO GET INTO IT.  Then, again Mike Tyson said everybody has a plan until they get punched in the nose.  I'm a lover not a fighter... but, I can tell you this...

On the way up San Juan Trail this morning, I was a little out of it.  Just wasn't on my A game.  Especially on the rocky, rooty downhill section past Cocktail Rock.  Was riding like a baby.  Coulda been the cold.  Coulda been the moisture and sliminess.  Whatever it was, I was riding terrible.

Then, I got that first cut.
Followed by a sweet crank to the shin.
Just like that,
I snapped out of it,
cranked up Foo Fighters in my mind,
and started haulin' @$$.  
The rest of the ride was ace.
Hero dirt.
Carving turns.
Wheeling up and jumping off rocks.
Soaking in that amazing view.
Soaring like a diesel.
That shin.
that shin
New bike day for Chris
new bike day for Chris
Steven's first time to Cocktail Rock
Steven's first time to Cocktail Rock
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