Saturday marked the first real snow fall here in MN. I figured I better get out and enjoy it. So I broke out my Lake winter boots, prepped my S & S El Mariachi and hit the bike paths and trails.
After about 3 miles, I ducked into a little bandit single track and took cover so I could make a few adjustments. I let some more air pressure out. I ended up with about 18 psi in the back and about 13-15 in the front. Smoooooothhhhhhhh!
As you can see in the 1st photo, when I left my house the snow was only about 1" deep. By the time I returned about 2 hours later it was really coming down. When I started heading towards home, I back tracked over about 5 miles of the same bike path I rode on th way out. I couldn't see the original tracks from earlier. It was cold, windy and blustery.
In the end, I got just shy of 2 hours of hard pedaling. I say hard because each pedal stroke required power. There was no coasting on this ride! I rode probably 4 miles of neighborhood single track and the rest was on paved bike paths. Sweet ride and a great way to start December.
Have a great week folks.
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Growing up as a Minnesota farm boy, I developed an appreciation and love for land and open space. This appreciation has fostered two passions, cycling and photography. Both of these passions provide freedom, encourage me to explore and foster creativity. More importantly though, my journey with a bike and a camera reminds me that the world is big and I am small.