Sunday, February 25, 2007

Breaking it in.

So Friday I wore myself out with weights and a long trainer ride. However, I did get my Supercal built and it sure is purty. Hmmm, there is a winter storm out and I want to ride my bike. What to do, what to do?

So needless to say, I woke up Saturday morning like a little kid wanting to open his Christmas presents. There was about 2 inches of new snow on the ground and it was sleeting. I figure sleet is just a harder snowflake, so I had the wife open the front door and out I went at 7:30 in the morning.

The view from the front door.

Got down by the Zumbro River. Yeah, I am a trail blazer. It can be difficult because there is a lot of uneven packed snow underneath from people walking in places.

The flying poop machines were all present and accounted for. FYI, the power plant in the background dumps water used for cooling into the lake here, keeping it warm all year. The geese love it. Another FYI, the stream you see going into the lake is where a sewage drain comes out, YUM!!

Cool pic, cooler bike.

Despite the snow not being terribly deep, it had a hard crust that proved to be quite draining.

Yeah, the snow was so hard I could stand my bike up in 2 inches of it. This was at Eastwood. No, I could not ride the trails, but I can say I tried.

The bikes big 29" wheels, cushy suspension, and packed snow made riding on the railroad tracks an easy task. It took some skill to get this picture, lucky for me I got some sweet skills.

I finished with 2 1/4 hours. I would have gone a little longer, but the sleet turned to rain that would freeze when it hit. The booties were only good for so long when that started. Dude, check out the helmet, that is I don't get that from riding the trainer!

This ride was brought to you by my Baby's Momma. She made it a point this year to get me some awesome cold weather gear.

What did you do today slacker?

1 comment:

MBCSugar said...

I woudl tell you but then I would have to kill you... Might not "jive" with your racing goals...