+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.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.
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!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."