Monday, January 19, 2009

Munday Funday

I woke up this morning to perfect winter riding conditions - 1" of fresh powder, 20F temps, and brilliant sunshine.

So I fueled up with a cup of espresso and an ample slice of fresh home-made apple pie, saddled up, and spent the next three hours laying down the very first tracks on both sides of the lake.

Since I got back four hours ago it has been snowing non-stop. After lunch I took Sydney and the girls over to the lake for short hike and a romp on the ice. Conditions were perfect for ice formation last week - wicked cold, no wind, no precipitation - and the result is optically clear and pefectly smooth.  Kirk was skating on Saturday (before the snow) and said he could see the fish moving under the ice as he skated over them.  

It's 3:30 now and still snowing and I think the riding conditions might be even better than this morning. I think I just might...throw this morning's wet clothes in the dryer......and head out to do it again.

1 comment:

  1. Another 1:12 was all this 47 year old body could muster. 3-4" of fresh powder meant the trails were pristine, again. I have half a mind to try a night ride tonight but the first (up) hill would bury me. I wish my legs were as big as my heart.