I took the NFE out yesterday in search of some dirt or gravel roads and some elevation gain to go with it. I've been fine tuning the fit during my work commutes and I wanted to get a better feel for it on the stuff it's designed to ride on.
I tooled around on the high ground between Argonne and Mount St. Michael's. I really enjoyed how the Thunder Burt tires felt so secure on the turns in both wet and dry dirt and gravel.
I'm getting just a touch of front knee aching and my hands feel like I'm putting too much weight on the brake hoods. I'll be adjusting my saddle height a smidgeon and seeing what I can do with the stem.