Pickering group Ice ride, Sunday
My local trails are in a really interesting, icy state right now and I'd like to invite anyone with studs and some time to join me for a ride Sunday around noon.
A couple of climbs are like frozen waterfalls, climbable with studs, but not much margin for error. There's a few areas littered with 4" thick ice slabs. I've cleaned a couple, come close on the rest. There's frozen lumpy mushroom caps in areas of seeping groundwater. The rest of the trail is mostly packed down, melted, refrozen ice with a little snow on top or hard grund exposed and a few smooth flat frozen puddles.
Overall, very unusual conditions, and loads of fun.
I figure 18-30km depending what we do, how many times we loop around certain areas, say 2-3 hours.
Dang. I am interested but already booked for Sunday. I have never ridden Pickering.
(I am actually in Pickering on Thursday for work, but infortunately no time for riding.)
Prognosis does not look promising.
Current status: torn left LCL (fell carrying the bike over a culvert), torn right deltoid (snowboarding crash), and small but painful frost blisters on both feet (work boots that suck). Oh, and I've had a raging flu for a week (kids).
This has been the longest time I've been off the bike in 10 years. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to pop some more meds.
dammit man, that sounds horrible. but since it didn't kill you - i assume you are going to come back stronger? no?
Originally Posted by ghettocruiser
best wishes for quick recovery...
Sort of. Back in the saddle this week anyways, I made the call that the 15-day disabled list was enough. Once the flu disappeared a fair amount of the knee pain went with it. The joint still feels stiff, but no issues spinning the pedals. And apparently I don't really need that arm to ride.
Originally Posted by osokolo
Getting on and off the bike sucks.
Use mostly your good leg. You'll still be faster than most of us