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Twenty miles on this beast yesterday and 20 miles again today. It was 0 degrees Fahrenheit when I did the AM 10 miles today. It was tough because it snowed about two inches last night so it was soft. I got the usual sore aching freezing eyeballs and an ice cream headache until I warmed up. The PM ten miles was easier as it was 20 F and the snow was plowed down to the ice. Notten else ta do as it’s too cold in my shop to work on bike projects. Since January 1st I have ridden 390 miles on plowed gravel roads. I have a 75 year old friend that has a lot more miles than I do. I started him biking and created a monster. I’m also 75 and we have been friends since childhood. I think his goal is to compete with me but I can’t keep up. He beat me pretty bad in 2020.
+3 F this morning and no overnight snow. It should be rock hard snow riding today. I’ll wait about two hours for it to warm up some and try for ten miles.
 
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Nearly got in a dust up with a guy on the trails while out snowshoeing. Gotta focus on the point of the excursion.
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However, I'm forced to admit that the idea of a guy on snowshoes fighting a guy on x county skis is pretty amusing. I'm sure my kids would have loved watching it...
 
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How I spent much of my day yesterday. 31.4 miles (50+km). It was a chilly 29F when I started, and 73F when I finished. Kind of hard to dress for that. I was shedding layers and stuffing them in my backpack, which made it bulky and cumbersome. On the way back, my legs turned to noodles at about 10 miles from the car, and it was like they said "We're done. So how are we getting back to the car now?". I've ridden 30 miles on that trail section before, but it was a different bike and a different time of year. I think the freeze-thaw-freeze cycle had really messed with the crushed stone bed. It was like pedaling through quicksand at times. Scenery was beautiful, but man do these old bones ache this morning.

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I think the freeze-thaw-freeze cycle had really messed with the crushed stone bed. It was like pedaling through quicksand at times. Scenery was beautiful, but man do these old bones ache this morning."
Fantastic story and pictures! Made me smile. Couple years ago, we had an awesome thaw and went out on a 7mi loop which included a long stretch of gravel that was new in the Fall - Quicksand! :doh:
 
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