Originally written on 7/11/12:
I am busting today. My weight continues to fall and the Gunnar is a fabulous piece of steel heaven. For just the second time in my life I rode singletrack and absolutely loved it. The first time was last Saturday, so I'm a total noob but the learning at this stage happens by leaps and bounds. There were too many dismounts the first time through. The second time there were just four, and I think I can see a way through all of them. Finding a skilled mountain biker to follow around should accelerate the learning.