Since it's been such a cold, snowy, and lazy winter, I haven't been doing much riding lately. I decided that Sunday I would rectify that by going on my longest ride since late October.
The first part of the ride took place on roads that looked like they had been covered in a layer of brown sugar. I tried my best to stay in the tire tracks but wasn't always successful.
Which led to a nice coating of snow on both the bike and my boots. Also, it tasted really salty. Not sweet at all. I guess looks can be deceiving.
Eventually, I made my way to some gravel roads which had a nice base of mostly hard packed snow and ice. It was much easier to ride on than the brown sugar was.
One thing I did accomplish during our recent period of subzero temps was the completion of a waxed canvas frame bag for the Ogre. It did a nice job of swallowing up all of the gear that I take with me on winter rides. A future post is in the works on the construction of the bag. Maybe.
With so much white, it was nice to see a bit of color.
After arriving home safely from my 20 mile ride, I threw the frisbee to Loki for a little bit until we were interrupted by this barred owl. In the house went the dog, out came the camera. If only I was as photogenic as this guy (or girl).