This year's first winter snow ride passion - No winter blues here!
As the midwest is being slammed with cold temps and snow, lite snow for us, it was totally time for a cold snow ride. Took some work to get my butt out the door into the cold but so glad I did. What a blast! I only got one snow ride in last winter so hopefully I can do better than that this year.
First time bring coffee as a finisher. It will not be the last. Hot coffee at the end just made the ride bliss!
Things were just getting started about a half hour in today.
The going got a little tougher as the day went on, toward the end I felt like I was riding in slippery sand.
It was cold enough my camelback hose froze.
It snowed here in Caledon Ontario a couple weeks ago
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But it was all gone today... ground was frozen solid
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It was especially cool because it was ~29F and snowing lightly when I started, but the ground was not frozen - kinda marginal/sloppy for a snow ride. As I rode, the temp. dropped, the ground got harder and whiter, and the muddy spots got harder and harder, until, by the end, everything was frozen. It was very cool to actually see, feel, and hear - in the sound of the tires - that transformation from pre-Winter to Winter. Not to mention I was riding really well in the slick conditions.
Live in the Kansas City, MO area and forecast for Sat night into Sunday appears we may pick up a few inches of snow. I am off Monday so maybe a snow ride in my immediate future - depending on how much it actually snows - it gets over a few inches and it just isn't much fun spinning in the snow trying to get the bike to move - 1-2" seems just right for non-fatbike riding.
If I get to ride, will post pics/vids up.
I don't use Strava. Don't need an application to tell me I am slow because I already know.