Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Isn't it Great!

 Yesterdays temperature was coldest of the far.  We registered -26.7°F (-32.6C).  I am lucky in that most days I can choose the time I ride.  I waited until the thermometer read -2 and made a dash for it.  Turns out that temp was the warmest of the day.  

By looking at tracks, I can see that as of late it has been just me and the critters on the county forest trails out back. I don't mind.

We have trails on our property and today I rode most of them.  The pictures of the bike and myself are on those trails.  I think it was about three years ago my Dad and Mom blessed me with the gift of my Dads snowmobile.  I use the snowmobile to pack the trails.  With the addition of the Fat-bike (N + 1 = the number of bicycles one should have with N being the number you presently own) these packed trails are perfect.  I wish now I would have packed some of the public access trails also.  Thing is, now I know for the future.  

People talk and call names for riding in the winter, family included.  I don't mind.  In fact, I take it as a compliment.  For those people I suggest...The next time you go out in the cold or snow, whether it be walking to your car, getting the mail or walking the dog.  Put on hat and gloves.  Dress warmly.  Slow down.  Relax.  Look around.  Take it in.  Isn't it great.
I am going to end the post today with a shout out to Scott.  If you still read this stuff, I hope all is well with you and the family.  I hope you are staying warm and making some herringbone tracks in the snow!!

Lets get outdoors and have some fun!!    

PS...Thanks for reading 


  1. Super post..I felt cold as I was reading it!! ..Like the photos too..more please.


  2. Awesome. I don't think you're crazy at all. I'm originally from places that were truly cold, so now my London weather just seems tame by comparison. Packed trails and a fat bike... man, that IS great.