Today, I got up in the wee hours of the morning and took the Ravine Bike down on the river valley trails for a fantastic three-hour shakedown ride. This is the first real ride I’ve taken it on since I finished building it up this past winter. How good was it? It was so good that I almost posted my next “Bike of the Week” entry five days early. It was so good that even spending one-and-a-half hours cleaning out the fridge after the ride couldn’t dampen my enthusiasm. It was so good that I want to go do it again RIGHT NOW. The weather was beautiful, the river valley is bursting with greenery , and the bike gobbled up the trails. Even the lingering effects of a bout with asthma yesterday couldn’t bring me down.