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Winter Solstice Morning Ride

by on December 21, 2010

This Ride: 21.0 miles
Kona Distance: 5,428.5 miles
Month to date: 387.5 miles
2010 Total: 5,920 miles (80 to go for 6,000)

Technically this was the last autumn morning ride. The winter solstice arrives this evening.

None-the-less, we took a mostly winter route this morning.  The B&A Trail is not plowed or treated in the winter, so snow and ice accumulate.  Most of our snow is gone, but there are significant ice patches remaining, making the trail hazardous.  We ride on the roadways and shoulders of a route close to our normal route, and add a loop in Glen Oban.  (This morning I chose not to ride the complete Glen Oban loop.  I’m noticing a very deep fatigue remaining from the 200k last Friday.  The last part of that route is another hill.  I didn’t do very well on the hills prior to that this morning.)

It was a nice morning.  Four of us rode.  Bryan still had his “candy cane” Christmas lights on the bike.  My “glow stick” necklaces were still glowing in my spokes.  (Storing the bike in the cold garage apparently extends the chemical reaction.  They’ve been glowing now 2.5 days.)

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