I had my first mountain bike ride of 2011 today. Weather here on the eastern slop of the sierras has been dominated by high pressure lately. This means no precipitation. Without fresh snow and some new parts hanging on my mountain bike I chose the latter for today’s activity. While the trails were dry enough for riding in some places they were still to wet in others. The new parts worked great and it was good to get some dirt under my tires. See you out there.