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Saturday, March 20, 2010

Had fun in the snow today. More later.

At first I was whining because of the fresh snow. Turned out to be breathtaking. Rode 62 miles of this, was one of those rides where all the body parts cooperated. Well I mean no knee pain, back, wrist, etc. the ride flowed. Rode to the town of Dyersville and hit the pop machine for return fluids. Actually saw a set of bike tracks, in the fresh snow, so I began to pick up pace to discover who else could be out here. I rounded a corner and that rider was coming back from his ride out, he had the bar mitts and equipment on indicating a "biker" I've seen him before, well before winter came, we nodded and kept grinding away.


Some of the gravel roads looked and felt like you were riding on a giant cracker covered with chunky peanut butter, it felt like it was going to suck the knobbies of the tires. Made for hard work.

video
This is the first time I tried the movie thing on my camera. Click the start button, the snow rocked on the single track area. I would like to get one of those helmet camera mounts, trying to hold camera in one hand and weaving through single track made me glad I had my helmet on.

4 comments:

tainterturtles said...

Nice video clip. Good for not complaining about the white stuff. Now me, I would have been crawling back into bed....yup, I'm a wimp!

Harry Legge's Cycling Blog said...

The snow was beautiful. Nice work!

mrbill said...

I got a kick out of your video, I even stole it. I was afraid you were going to knock yourself out on that tree hanging over the trail. Looks a little bit like that in NE TX today, it's still snowing, not good.

Bill G said...

Great job! Cool video - I want to get a helmet cam. I actually went down a seasonal road that was closed and ran across the last of the snow in our area - fun times - glad I had my mtn bike!!!