<https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Z-UTxsW67bA/WnfQwzducmI/AAAAAAAADv0/x3pz686yV68LgEDUJ-xji-0HBpykjIkGgCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_0147.jpg> I'm a pretty devout unracer. One of my un-unracing activities is I'm the volunteer team mechanic for the El Cerrito High School Mountain bike racing team. Today's team ride was a non-league race. It was open to the public and the kids urged me to sign up. So, I did my first ever mountain bike race. I entered the Sport category, which might have been above my skill level, but whatever. The weather was perfect down in Fort Ord, Monterrey. It was pretty exciting to be in a real racing environment. Other fellas in the 45-54 age group tended to gain time on me in the technical turns and such and the descents, but I was pleased at the ground I'd make up on the climbs. I was not last in the Sport 45-54, but was close. I think the kids all enjoyed that I got after it. Anyway, it was a memorable day on the bike, and it happened to be a day on the bike that demanded hydraulic disc brakes and through-axles and front suspension. There's no way I could have used a Rivendell, even a hypothetical fantasy Rivendell. The fact is, there are bikes out there for most tasks. Sometimes it's fine to just use the right bike for the task and enjoy the ride.
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