Saturday, November 20, 2010

Winter Has Arrived

Despite the calendar, feels a bit like winter today. A windy 38 degrees, trails still wet from recent rain. Escaped for a quick solo ride late in the afternoon. Fingertips frozen via ripped to shreds full fingered gloves, especially during the road cruise to the trails. Thirty minutes or so of singletrack buzzing cures that, and gets everything up to operating temperature.

I thought I'd grab a quick 45 minute ride before dark, but stayed out longer and finished the trail section in near darkness. I've ridden these trails so many times, could probably do it blindfolded. Bored of them? No way. After 20+ years I'm still grateful to have nearby trails to roll on. I'm a lucky boy.

Big wheels keep on turning - all 29 inches of it. The Kenda Small Block 8 tires are little sketchy on muddy trails, but work much better then you'd expect.

Full moon view for the ride home.

Another day, another ride. Another excuse for some personal time and escape to the woods. All good and to be repeated again - soon.

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