Sunday, January 25, 2009

Quit yer Whining; it aint so bad!

Charlie shows how it's done

Nate and Charlie


Getting motivated when the mercury is low is the hardest part. Once you get past the initial 10 minutes of of your exposed flesh screaming "What the hell do you think you're doing to me!" and blood starts flowing, Winter riding can be one of the most rewarding ways to experience the beauty of the season. As well as being a super ass-grinder of a work out. Maybe the lack of oxygen has something to do with why it seems so beautiful; breath-taking if you will.

Today was much better than yesterday. Created a 4.5 mile loop with minimal pavement at the res. Hopefully the temps will stay low, and the snow will stay firm.

Yesterday I waited until the afternoon to ride hoping the temperature would drop and firm up the snow, but no such luck. Frustrating grind under the glares of hikers, but at least I was riding. Should have hit the road earlier when it was closer to 40 F.

C'est la vie.


James said...

I want some of those gloves CB1 is wearing!

Mark said...

Moose Mits! Gloves and the bike! I want a Pugsley!

Mookie said...

How did your buddy Charlie make out on the Pugsley?

CB2 said...

Pugsley was of little benefit yesterday; it was way below freezing so if it wasn't hard packed it was crunchy. He made out great on Saturday when things were still soft.