This is cheating! But.... 2nd day on the Trance and scored 4 PR's where 3 were on downhills. I am starting to take stupid lines... not that my previous lines were all that smart but they were safer. I am also starting to get arm pump now that I am trying to drive some weight down to the front as I am taking the turns a bit faster. I am laying off the brakes a bit over the smaller rocks (HM rocks are looking slightly smaller these days) and having the FS do the work for me. Hence, I am approaching the turns at a faster speed. Good thing you guys told me not to go with skinnier tire up front because I would have regretted today. Good looks at mtbnj sages! @ridgehog , @MadisonDan & @1sh0t1b33r Pedal strikes are still an issue on the punchy technical hills. I am trying to ratchet pedal but need more practice. Not to mention, being conscience of the strikes, I am not putting the power down and trying to gingerly go over. Then I would not have enough momentum to clear the rear. This novelty with the new bike thing has to wear off sooner than later. Dropper post... granted I don't ride the real gnarly stuff at HM to warrant a dropper but eventually, I would like to. I just can't get the timing right on the dropper. Either too soon or too late. I need to be more conscience of it because I keep forgetting. Been avoiding Jack's trail but I think it's due. Anyways, I think its time for another lesson from my HM mtb mentor... contacted @liong71er and just need to coordinate a time to ride. I shouldn't have said all this... now Liong is going to take me to some crazy parts of HM and I'm gonna die. https://www.strava.com/activities/1086083952 Still battling sinus infection and that nasty gunk is coming out of my nose.... got some on the gloves. Do you guys wash your gloves or just chuck them in the garbage?