|Good on ya, Lenoir! The greenway got lots of snow visits.|
We got a heavy snowfall for this area, yesterday. Fine, fat, fluffy flakes dropped lazily throughout the day, ultimately accumulating into about 6 inches or so of very nice powder on the ground.
Our roads were blanketed with snow and few people were out traveling. School was closed, so Golden and I had a day off from teaching. We decided to close the bike shop to discourage people from driving unnecessarily. And so I found myself with an opportunity to go do a bike ride in the snow.
Temperatures were brisk; never getting much above the upper 20's. I decided to stay close to home (and warmth), so I thought it would be fun to go do a 'cross bike ride on the greenway. Jack Brown decided to join me and off we went, late in the afternoon.
|Jack Brown - he slid around but didn't fall down!|
|Gotta dress for success|
As the temperature dropped, we noticed a bit more sliding, but the icy layer was under the powder and looked no different from anything else we rode on.
|Traction was much better than you would think.|
Riding in the snow, you cut a new path for yourself, anticipate big problems, adjust for the myriad small problems that are thrown at you, all while constantly and thrillingly moving forward. There aren't too many things that are better than that.