Saturday, January 14, 2012

Coming Back To Life

It's been over a month since my last blog post.  I haven't ridden at all for a long time.
During December the temperatures finally dropped and being outside started to become less inviting. But still it was unseasonably warm so the trails and road never got snowed over.  Trails were muddy and generally not ridable.
Additionally I was sick for weeks with what I think were three back to back colds.  Nothing too crazy, just typical cold symptoms.  I'm still not 100% with slight congestion and tight breathing. So I've been avoiding any strenuous exercise.

Finally the temperature is dropping and we're getting snow that seems to be staying.  I went for a casual ride around the block today after clearing the driveway.  The road is mostly covered in snow, though a bit icy and slushy at the moment.  When plowing, the town's goal isn't to leave a hard packed snow surface.  So for the conditions to be right I need some luck.  It needs to snow a lot so the plows can't keep up, cars need to drive enough to pack the snow, and it has to stay cold.

I hope it snows some more and I can go for a bigger ride soon.

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