There's always something special about the first ride of the year, especially when it happens to be on a fresh motor, totally redone suspension and new tires (thanks to B! He's the best!).
My first ride of the year was last Sunday, which really made it a great weekend. I got to watch Supercross from the press booth (which really are great seats but then again, the beauty thing about the Roger's Centre is there really isn't such a thing as a bad seat - especially when you're in the 200 levels) and I got to for a ride. And on top of that... it was an awesome ride! Even B felt that I did really well, and as I've mentioned before, he's not one to dish out the compliments lightly.
We went to a friend's place, where there are some good trails and some technical stuff, not that I really get into the super technical stuff. I kept to the "easier" side of things, but had a lot of fun. B led me around on my first lap, just to make sure I knew where to go, and after that I was on my own.
I did pretty good, and after a while I was feeling quite comfortable. We did some set up, lowering my brake pedal and fiddling with my levers, and it was a dream. My suspension has been given a full upgrade; it's super plush and works awesome in choppy trails.
After the ride, all I could think was : Man, I love my bike, and how much I missed it through the winter.
The worst thing to happen to me: I snapped the buckle off my boot! So I guess I'll be needing a new pair! Any suggestions?