This morning's weather was 38F and light rain, which made for a nice quiet ride on the back roads. I was thinking, which is always enhanced while bicycle riding, that it will soon be time to get the studded tires off the wall and mounted up.
AND...that patch of water near the island in the above picture will be dotted with several ice shacks.
If there is one thing this retirement thing has brought to the forefront for me, it is that time just flies. I have been retired five and a half months and it seriously does not seem like five days. There were a lot of things I had good intentions of doing this summer, didn't get them in and whether I like it or not, summer is history. That's alright though, because there are things I want to do this winter too. We will see how that goes.
One good thing this summer brought was some relief from a drought that has plagued us these last few years...but it is only a start. This little lake is one of many in our area. We call them pothole's around this neck of the woods. There was not much water left in here last year, and still isn't for that matter, but it is making a comeback.
I bought these last February for cold weather riding. I used them some last year and this morning was the first time for this season. They are the Sidi Diablo's and they seem to work well for me. Last year I tested them to only 10F, but I am sure they will go lower. In the morning rain and 38F, my feet were dry and toasty.
Get outdoors and have some Fun!!!