First of all, I hope everyone had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I had been riding 5 or 6 days a week and some of those rides were 3 hour rides. Then in a bit of bad news I was forced off the bike for 15 days...bummer. I am back riding for now and got out late this afternoon on the fixie for a ride. The temperature was nice for this time of year at about 25°F. I feel good to have the clothing nailed down for temperatures around that mark. I wish I could put into words how nice it was to get back on the bike today. Unbelievable. It reminds me of the old absence makes the heart grow fonder saying.
The back roads this year have been covered with ice because of a stretch of unseasonably warm weather with freezing rain, which created a fair amount of ruts. Ice ruts. When I bought the studded tires a few years ago, I went with the Nokian Hakkapelitta 240. I bought this model because the studs wrap around the tire and when the road are ice covered with ruts, the studs on the side are nice to have. Hopefully tomorrow will have me on the snow bike again. hehehe
Lets get outdoors and have some fun!!
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