I hate springtime here in Texas. We've been pounded by severe storms just about every week. It rains just about every time I try to get out to ride my mountain bike.
I bought my 11 year old son his first real mountain bike. Its an Iron Horse Maverick 5.5 that I picked up for sale at the local Performance bike shop for under $400. I really didn't want to spend too much because he will outgrow this bike within the year. Since the mountain bike trails were wet I took my son riding on the paved Trinity Trails on the south side of Fort Worth. The river was high and there was lots of damage from the recent downpours. I'm hoping things dry out soon.
3 hours ago