I’ve always considered January to be Hell Month for cycling. January has the hardest obstacles to overcome, and you have to push yourself to go out into the cold or you won’t ride. It’s too tempting to stay in where it’s warm!
After a weekend of snow storms, the Monday commute was nasty! Compacted snow from weekend drivers had turned into lumpy ice, the enemy of non-studded bike tires. Thankfully they had plowed the bike path along Mills Park at some point in the day, so the ride home was much easier. It wasn’t plowed in the morning, so I rode into the East entrance of the park. It became unrideable in the deep snow, so I hoofed it back to Saliman Road for an alternate route up Robinson Street. There were some scary moments for sure, but it was a good time in the end.
The picture here is the shortcut I take every morning. It must have been a sledding hill this weekend, because it was packed down hard and smooth. It was fun riding down it!
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