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A Chilly Thursday Ride

by on January 13, 2011

This Ride: 21.7 miles
Month: 190.9 miles
2011: 190.9 miles
Cumulative Total: 6,310.6 miles

Tuesday evening the tail of a snowstorm went through our area and dropped 2-3 inches of snow. Rumor has it that only Dave rode yesterday morning. The rest of us decided to stay off the roads. My justification was that ice preceded the snow, and I didn’t really want to ride over snow covered ice.

This morning, with the sun having worked to help clear the roads all day yesterday, we fully expected them to be dry and clear, with occasional patches of ice. We were not disappointed. Seven of us rode in 26° F temps, with a strong northerly breeze.  We took the “winter route” which avoids the trail.  As it turns out, this was the right decision.

Much of the conversation was about the upcoming 200k rides being ridden this weekend.  Five or 6 are riding a Friday night ride on the Eastern Shore starting at 7:00 pm.  They hope to be done by 3-4 am on Saturday morning.  I’ve registered for Sailing Down to Solomons for Monday morning.  It looks like I’ll be doing a solo 207k starting at 7:00 am.

The winter route has more hills, and I had some trouble keeping up this morning, but nothing dramatic.  At the end of the ride, I took part of the trail back toward home and it’s condition varied between dry and clear and ice covered.

It was a good day to be out.

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