I spent a few hours on the Fat-bike today. The weather around here has been ideal with the temps running around 75°F. I wonder why I put that F behind the temperature. If that 75 was Celsius, it would be 167°. 75 is good.
It was good mix of riding today..,a couple miles of blacktop, some single track, some bushwhacking, some multi-use trail and some gravel. Had to think fast here or get a face full of pine cones.
These trails are primarily used for ATV in the summer and snowmobile use in the winter. One must use caution when riding these. Keep the ears open, watch the hills and corners. During the week, the traffic is not bad. Weekends, they can get busy. I did not see one vehicle today.
The Harold Philips Memorial field. Harold, Toni and the whole family==gooood people!
It was here where my nose took the shape it has now...baseball to the face. And then never went to the doc to get the nose straightened. That it one decision I may have made differently in retrospect. I think it may have been a while since a game has been played here by the looks of things.
Some of the trail today reminded me of the Ore to Shore (linked) mountain bike epic. They have iron ore and sand...and yep we have sand too. Sand...we live in sand country. On the regular mountain bike I have found sliding your weight to the rear, keeping your speed up and a person can ride some of it. With the fatty, the sand is not an issue. Ride it all!
A doe and two fawns were just curious enough to get one picture snapped. Even they wonder "What the heck is that?"
The Moose River was the lunch spot today.
Ah...Peanut butter and strawberry jam sandwich!
I was just thinking while contemplating this photo. I told a fib. Earlier I said I didn't see a vehicle. But, while eating lunch a golf cart and the Town of Gordon tractor mowing the ditches went by.
It feels good to back on the bicycle. It makes me feel better. Not only better physically, but even more important, mentally. I am a believer in that is what the outdoors and exercise will do for you. And that is not a bad thing.
Lets get outdoors and have some fun!
PS...Thanks for reading and click pictures for big!