Two days of snow riding, and I’m exhausted! Today we had a full crew, 4 guys and 3 girls, and we did our typical Monday Ride, the Lakeview Loop. A pleasant road climb, over the saddle, down a sandy wash, and back on the V&T Railroad Grade.
Except today everything but the road was either snowy or icy. The downhill was pretty wild with 3 to 5 inches of snow in places. Us riders with the rim brakes were hating it. Once we got down to the grade, we had a couple miles of frozen foot prints to ride through. It was slippery and slow going.
This morning’s commute was cold! The marquee at the park read 17 degrees as I rode past. I was warm, but my breath was freezing instantly on my beard. It felt funny when I moved my face around as the ice broke.
Some other pictures from today…
Amy practically begs me to take her picture.
The slippery downhill.
The final climb.
Kristy with Washoe Lake in the background.
I took a few more photos…at least I thought I did. I bought some really big gloves this weekend that make shooting pictures tough. I got a couple with my fingers in the way, and some that I thought I took, I didn’t.
Tomorrow will be a rest day for me. Just a bicycle commute, and a Thai lunch. Maybe a trip to the bike shop too…