The temperature went up to around 0 degrees today so it looks like the winter is slowly losing its grip. When I rode out it was back below zero but it felt a lot warmer than a couple of days ago. In the forest I was also sheltered from the northern breeze that had been blowing during the day and into the evening. I decided to to monday's ride again, but add a couple of loops going further south where possible. The resulting ride was a nice one. I am getting used to the snowy trails because I could up the speed a couple of notches as compared to monday. The snow is getting mashed together by all kinds of traffic and here and there the bare ground is coming through. Also some frozen puddles where care has to be taken when riding over them/ Black ice is very slippery. On the whole I quite enjoyed the ride, I had to use my light for the last half hour or so, the sun is already noticeably longer in the skies and of course the snow does help to see where you are going. I missed the moon this evening , she must be full or waning gibbous.
I bought another titanium cycling frame yesterday. I cannot divulge more details about it , I will have to wait until it arrives. Suffice it to say for now that it is a Moots Psychlo-X frame and I intend to build it up as a cyclocross bike. More news to follow in the next couple of weeks.
Ride Stats : 26K and 305 heightmeters (Garmin) in 1h29mins
08-02-2012, 19:21 geschreven door Big Bad Wolf