Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Getting Out

The weather experts are predicting that our area is going to be hammered with snow the next couple days. They are saying somewhere between 8 and 12 inches. It started snowing here about 2:00 this afternoon. When I headed out for a ride about 5:30, I got some words of encouragement from my son. He says, "What are you doing. Going for a bike ride?" To which I replied "Yeah. Why not." And here is where the words of encouragement come in..."In this??? Jesus." It's refreshing to think he was thinking that highly of me. He wasn't surprised, I am sure.

The ride was a gooood work out. I have been around this area for a long time and the snow tonight was heavy enough to where I didn't know where I was at a lot of the time. It is like this...you do not know where you are until you pass something familiar such as a road or an unusual landmark. Houses and cabin's are pretty much non-existent on this route. The best part was the last 6 miles...right into the wind...a snowy, 20 to 30mph wind...and on the fixed gear. Oh Yeah!!!


  1. I wish your Dad could have been there...


  2. Wow! I hate riding in the cold, can't wait for spring.

  3. I rode to my job at the liquor store last night (Tuesday). There is something about riding in snow that is very calming.

  4. Dad would not have said a word, but looks and gesture would have gotten his point across.

    I'm with you waiting for spring, but we have to make the best of what we are dealt...and up here we are dealt cold and snow.

    I also think it is fun riding in the elements. Last night was blizzard like conditions though...still fun.

  5. If the clothing is warm enough and wind-proff, cold temps are a non-issue (and with studded tires, the ice is a non-issue!)