First photo of the year. Despite the green monster in the foreground, the view was quite nice. It was good to see some blue sky for a change.
Being that it's January, not a single sign of any other bikes were seen during my entire ride. Everyone else must have been riding in town.
Even though I live just outside of Duluth, it's still pretty suburban. Most of the roads are paved, so when I finally get to a dirt road lined with snow covered evergreens I just have to stop and take in the beauty of it all. The fact that I just climbed a hill with my heavy* studded tires had nothing to do with it (ok, maybe just a little).
I ended up with just a bit over 20 miles during my two hour excursion. At this rate I should end up with over 7,000 miles for the year. Seeing as my best mileage year ever was 2,600 that's pretty unlikely, but a man can dream can't he?
*The tires aren't that heavy. I'm just eternally out of shape.