Sunday, March 30, 2014

30-30 and A Hint of Spring

 WOW...we hit 50°F today.  Just a hint of spring, because I hear we may have another snow on the way.  Along with that the 10 day forecast isn't showing anything near as nice as we had today.  It is weather.  It will

 If you could pick them out on the picture above just over the top tube and upstream on the St Croix River were two Swan/Snow Geese.  I know last year I walked up stream and jumped some Snow Geese, but I am thinking these may have been Trumpeter Swans.  They were far enough away that I couldn't tell with the naked eye. I just went back and blew up that picture...I am going with Trumpeter Swan.

 With today's warm temperature, I needed to shed some clothes.  That is OK though.  That is why that back trunk rack is on there.

 Golf anyone??  I think it will be a late start this year.

  Those that know me know I do most of my riding alone.  Last year I was lucky enough to be able to ride with a couple new friends.  This is a road we would ride.  One of them called the other day to go for a ride, but it didn't work out for me.  I wish it had because I really enjoy the fun. BUT we will get out!!

Can you say wind.  I started out with a nice 5 miles right down the throat of mother wind.  I then sailed with her at my back for a good 15 miles.  And you know what that means.  Time to take it on the chin. Yep wind on the fixed gear can be rather challenging. But I am OK with that. 

 Lunch was served at the 30 mark today.

Lets get outdoors and have some FUN!!


  1. I think we've been getting all of the cold days just so we'll appreciate the warm ones more.
    I've been debating the 30 day pledge too. Riding every day is the easy part. I find that the hard part is writing a blog post for every single ride. I think I might ride every day and just do a weekly wrap up.
    If you do sign the pledge you can join the Northwoods Wisconsin chapter:

    1. Thanks for the link Darin. If I do decide to sign on, it would be hard to blog every day. I like your idea of once a week or something like that.

  2. Always nice to get out and ride with cycling buddies....unfortunately like you, most of my rides tend to be solo.....