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The Season’s First Snow Ride Will Have to Wait

by on December 8, 2011

This Ride: 21.5 miles
Month: 115.8 miles
2011: 7,185.3 miles
Total since 1/1/2010: 13305 miles

Last evening when I went to bed, there was a forecast of some possible snow overnight.  The weather has changed dramatically in recent days.  Monday we had thick fog.  Tuesday we rode on very wet pavement, but it was warm.  Yesterday, I chose not to ride in the heavy rain.  This morning … well, no snow and temperatures were right around freezing.  At least there was no ice on the roads.

We had a big turnout, more than 10 riders.  We took a pretty easy pace.  Chris L joined us for the first time in a very long time.  Mike B was also out trying to accumulate miles.  His 9,000 mile year is just barely within grasp and he keeps flirting with whether or not he will commit to the effort necessary to achieve those miles in the remaining days of the year.

There were a lot of sticks on the trail.  I got one caught in a jockey wheel and we entertained ourselves for a little while with Clint maneuvering close to run over the stick to pull it out by running over it.  While this close formation maneuver was going on, 4-5 deer crossed the trail ahead of us, making a second attempt necessary.  The trick worked … kind of.  I still had to stop to remove stick debris from the jockey wheel, but it wasn’t dragging on the ground any more.  That was the excitement for the morning.

Clint and I talked to Bill C about possibly riding on the Fleche team.  He is going to take some more convincing.

It was a nice ride.  Now on to the rest of the day.  Work responsibilities will take me to after 10:00 pm today.

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