last night was maybe my best run ever.
i have not checked my time yet, but i was doing a thing other people might identify as running, and not just people familiar with the kind of running done at the tail end of marathons.
and the pain did not even start until almost halfway through, so that was a bonus.
but with the death of my red bike, i am riding the blue hardtail which, while it is a fantastic bike, i am reminded very much WHY i went to a full suspension in the first place.
you lose a lot of your pedaling power when you're using a lot of your strength just for pain abatement. you have to absorb the shock of rocks and roots all in your body without the suspension there to suck it up, and i tell you, it makes a DIFFERENCE.