Monday, February 28, 2011


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I got out for a little ride after work today. I wasn't really in the mood, but being able to see such a beautiful sunset made it well worth the effort.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

Snowy Day Hike & Bike

After a Saturday where the temperature didn't get above 3F, Trish and I decided to take advantage of today's relative warmth and snowshoe out to check on a couple of geocaches I have placed.

We had very nice scenery.

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Loki had fun.

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We were all very happy to be out in the woods.

Strike a Pose

After having a little lunch at home, I went back out for a solo ride in the lightly falling snow.

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A little over a mile into my ride I passed a snowmobile trail that followed a power line. 

Snowmobile Trail

Sometimes when I pass these trails I get the urge to go off road. I'm usually able to resist, but today I just had to try. I was able to ride pretty easily on the snow despite my 40mm wide tires. Who needs a fat tire snow bike........ok, maybe me.

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I briefly considered riding the mile to the next road, but decided to turn around after about a third of a mile and continued on up the road. 

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Arnold Road

At one point I came upon three deer next to the road, so I stopped to get out my camera. One of the deer surprised me by running towards me instead of away. He moved so fast I couldn't compose a shot.

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His buddies just looked on.

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By the time I got home I had ridden almost 20 miles. I think this was my favorite ride of the year so far.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

First Trucker Ride of 2011

After three long months I finally took my LHT out after an extended hibernation.



After 20 miles at 19 degrees, it's time to go in.