Saturday, January 26, 2008

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike.

High today so far: -26
Low today so far: -42

I don't think I've gone more than 2 or 3 weeks (i.e. Christmas break) within the last 4 years without riding my bike. Recently I've been using my time to ski instead since I'd like to get good at that. But I've had an awful itch that makes me think about my bike several times a day. (ok, maybe not THAT often) So just for fun, I decided to go out in the 20 below to just say I've experienced biking in this weather. We'll see how cold I feel like dealing with. It was great getting out on the wheels. I very much prefer riding my bike around than driving. I'm already planning out places to ride once the snow disappears in May.

The first half was great. I could feel all fingers and toes. The snow is packed down enough on the streets that it was way easier than making your path through heavy snow in PA. On my way back, the fingers started getting a little bit cold. Other than that and the freezing eyelashes it wasn't too bad. The gear shifters were a little bit clunky after awhile too. I'd like to do the Susitna 100 next year. I just realized that they have the "Little Su" too.. I was seriously considering doing that until I found out that registration was full already - boo!

Long live fat tires.

1 comment:

Paul is a Hermit said...

Hey, you got yourself in there, adapt.

No, I know you love it there, doubt you'll sit still. Have you ever? I think your Dad mentioned you would be seeking your own cabin or igloo, whatever they call them.

I'm absolutely envious of you, I have been of Jim too. I shall visit more, sorry. :)

P.S., My blogger blog is nothing except a way to sign in easier when I post a comment on their blogs.
i have my own,on Wordpress, have had others too, but can't post it, the family might see. Nothing bad, just me.