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    Solstitially speaking.

    I don't typically dwell on the shortest-day-of-the-year as a literal or metaphorical turning point. It's just another day to be savored. If I lived higher in latitude I might feel very differently.

    But I don't. So the shortest day of the year tends to feel a lot like the days that surround it--give or take a month.

    What ends up being significant about the day is not the amount of visible daylight, but what we choose to do under it's influence. Or after that influence has departed. Fang and I went to the alpine for a ride on snow, watched day turn to night, then kept on riding. There was nothing exceptional or significant about the day. We were happy to be out in it, happy to get done when we did, and happy to get back home.

    Happy. Just like every other day.















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    Yes.....
    shortest day of the year is past!
    sunset 4:54
    and twenty five minutes after....
    out there doing it. glad to see others are too.
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    Good stuff as per usual, Mike. I can see one advantage of living closer to lots of people: Snow packers! I've been riding the same trail all week and don't have it anywhere near as nice and packed down as the one in your photo. In fact, besides one set of tracks from someone else who rode it last weekend, mine are the only ones. That has it's advantages too though.

    Fang looks like he's diggin' the snow.
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    Nice post! Looks like pure "dog happiness" also.
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    Spectacular photography and perspective on the "shortest day." Maybe days should be counted by the things we do and joy we find in them, rather than than the seasonal, celestial wanderings of our planet. Bravo!

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    could we get some shots of that bike? looks fancy!
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    Nice Fatty!
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    Great pics, great post! It's been raining and hovering around 45 degrees here in SE Iowa so our trails are a mess right now. I'm hoping for a below freezing Christmas Eve eve to get things iced over for Saturday.
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    Just in time, 2+ feet of fresh this morning...



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    Quote Originally Posted by edemtbs View Post
    Just in time, 2+ feet of fresh this morning...



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    Holy huzzah. Please tell me you called in sane and went out and enjoyed that!

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    Good stuff, mikesee. Your posts invariably remind me why I ride (or want to). Cheers...

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