This past Sunday afternoon I set out on a medium distance ride of approximately 18 miles. After slogging through mud, muck, ice, snow, and slush, I finally decided that I had better turn back after only about 3.5 miles of climbing. All this climbing meant that I now had to traverse the same area I had just covered but now gravity and speed were working together to send me off the edge of the road into a quite large oak tree. After one minor wreck and several near mishaps I finally got back to the truck.
To say that I was dirty was an understatement. I and my bike were so filthy that you probably could have planted and harvested a decent field of wheat from both of us.
Yeah I know its gross but a man's gotta drink!
It has been cold these last few days and it is just warming up today so Im sure the mud will be back in force this weekend. Guess I will have to get in the miles on ice and mud-free pavement.
Take heart, spring is around the corner and the days are getting longer! All you need to do now is to muster up the resolve to get outside even if you may get covered in dirt and lose all the feeling in your toes due to that ice-cold river you just had to ford.
Just get outside and pound out the miles!
Till next time,