...for one last ride of '08.
'Dashing' is a little bit of an exaggeration as we averaged just 12.1 mph over the 20.13 mile ride. I'm not used to riding on snow, so I was taking it easy, learning about snow riding and having a very fun time!
When we set off, the snow was just beginning. The temps were at 22F for the whole ride. The wind speed was variable, 8-20 mph.
We paused at the boat landing where I snapped this pic of Jeff.
The grasses along the beach were crispy with frost like this.
As the snow built up on the roads it became more and more like pedaling on the beach sand, soft and grabby.
Another pic of Jeff...can you believe I was operating the camera with my lobster gloves *on* and pedaling one handed in snow!
I didn't realize it at the time, but I had icy bits sticking in my eyebrows! I had to give up on my glasses about 3/4 of the way through the ride as they were foggy and gloppy.
Ahh, pristine snow! I absolutely love having the 'cross bikes so we can do a ride like this.
Jeff and I will spend the rest of the day snug at home as the snow continues to build up and blow around outside. We were hoping to do a New Year's Day ride tomorrow, but it looks like we may be snowed in at home instead.
Happy New Year! Hope you are happy and safe tonight and throughout '09!
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