First ride and post of the new year. Happy 2011. Nothing epic, just a quick spin through the local woods right before darkness hit. After plenty of rain, a bit of a cold snap here in the Seattle area - below freezing temps, but clear skies for the last few days. The ground is f-f-f-frozen like a rock, with patches of crystal ice everywhere. Super fast conditions - like riding on pavement.
I was in cruise mode for the first half of the ride, with Ian actually loosing me on a twisty downhill section. He has these trails wired and can cruise pretty quick at times for 11 years old. Even with the icy patches only one crash today, performed by Ian, as he attempted a elevated log skinny - coated with ice. Boom, slow speed crash - no problem. Those Fox knee/shin guards have paid for themselves many times over.
Some friendly runners grab a shot of Ian and I during our official Clif Bar stop. We stop at this spot every ride for a rest and a little chocolate flavored boost. Good excuse for some father/son chat time as well.
Local school yard covered with ice crystals, requiring a quick detour to crunch through with fat tires.
Nothing earth shattering or mind pondering to report. Just chalk up another pleasant ride on our local singletrack. Some close by afternoon adventure by bike. Many more to follow. Adios for now.