Beautiful out here, a bunch of snow mobilers went by several times. I did run into one other biker. He was whipped, he didn't realize how much work it is to pedal in snow. You don't need brakes, you stop pedaling you stop, you do not coast at all, He told me he does a lot of pavement riding and wanted to try some snow riding. He quit early it was exhausting him. I hope I have some energy left for tomorrow to get out and do it again.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Playing in the snow.
Rode snow filled trails for 4 hours today, don't think I averaged much more then 5 mph. Was thrown of the bike a few times, and front tire slid out a bunch of times. My 2.3 Nokian knobbies could not quite hook up. Snow was too deep and loose. Worked my butt off going no where. But I got outside, any day outside riding beats the best day indoor riding, actually no comparison. I listened to a lot of music, and pedaled away. I over dressed took shoe covers off, gloves, long sleeve under garment, and still was too warm. Funny how in summer, hot feels good, if I get warm when I winter ride it just feels uncomfortable.