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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Have bike, will travel

Leaving home this morning, windy and snowing and drifting. Headed towards the in city bike paved trail which takes me to the outside of town. Decided to ride on the sidewalks here, cars and me getting to close for comfort with slippery streets.
Ahhhhgg!!! Had about 5 miles in, ready to get on Heritage Trail and noticed I lost my toe cover I made from a old pair of winter shoe covers. I thought about not turning around, toes with the missing toe cover were getting colder then the other foot, so back track I did, and here it lies.



Rode this back trail to Sageville Iowa.

Now out in the country. Snow well packed. 2.3 Studded Nokian Freddies, worked flawlessly. I timed how long I rode to determine what point to turn around to get home before sunset. 6 hours of riding, would have liked to ride longer. Back tracking and then back again added a extra 10 miles. I did not make it to my destination I had planned but I realize it's much more about the journey, then the destination. Kept a eye open for snow mobilers, so I could move over so we could pass each other without a CraSh!!


Thanks for visiting, ride a bike when you can,
Dave




6 comments:

Mauricio Babilonia said...

Hi Dave, thanks again for the kind words and keeping us up to date!

Mauricio Babilonia said...

Also looking forward to meeting you at the DDD...

tainterturtles said...

Sounds like a great ride today. 6 hours in the saddle? Good for you.

Happy trails to you.

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

Awesome

mrbill said...

Good going Loco, you're something else!!
Happy New Year to you and your family.

MrDaveyGie said...

Thanks guys and gals, oh and Bill could you send some of that Texas weather up this way.
Dave