Thursday, January 5, 2012

Unseasonably Excellent

With the temperature reaching above the +40F mark, I could not wait any longer.  I rode the studded up fixed gear on some roads near our home.  The fixie was probably not the best thing to ride on an injured leg, but it's the only one I have studs on, so that's what it had to be.  I iced the swelling when I got home. :-)   

 A wild Turkey trail heading off one of the rut roads.

The above picture is of one of the many snowmobile/ATV trails in our area.  Most years this would be packed hard with a good base.  We are having a very mild winter and I cannot remember a warmer far.  We will get a good dose of winter before too long is my bet.  

And this is my track today.  If I have my way, one way or another, next year I will leave a bigger print...a fat track in fact.

The roads around here are now in excellent studded bicycle riding condition.  A person wouldn't want to be with out studs here.   When we got the last snow of about 4 inches, rain came first, so even though it looks like blacktop, a lot of it is covered with ice.  
 I was out for an hour and nine minutes today and saw zero vehicles.  Just me, some deer, some birds and the bike.  Living here has its disadvantages for certain, but IMO, it also has advantages such as this.  Some people wouldn't like such a thing, but that is what makes us people.  We can't all like the same things.

Lets get outdoors and have some fun!!


  1. It's a beautiful part of the country, for sure.

  2. As much as i love being able to ride on fat tires just about anywhere, i do miss having studs and fenders. It made riding on slushy/icy roads so much easier (and cleaner).
    Thanks for the studded ride.

  3. Great to see your ride....
    You have some awesome scenery there.


  4. Fat tracks,eh? I can't wait to see what you're going to get to make those fat tracks!

  5. Love the attitude! Glad your on the mend.