Underbiking is a term I first read from @compasscycle's Jan Heine. It means to ride a bike on terrain it's not really intended for. In this case I'm riding my @salsacycles Vaya on some rocky, rooty New England singletrack. The Vaya is usually at home on rough back roads and gravel. But here it's doing just fine—I cleared all but one section I should really have been on an MTB for. But when the forest roads you intended to ride are underneath a new lake (thanks, beavers), sometimes you improvise. The stock 29er MTB rims that ship with the Vaya were right at home, even if the touring treads were out of their element. Good times.
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