Winter is coming… or Fool’s Spring… something like that. Friday’s sunset ride in clear weather is contrasted with today’s late departure (1p because I was bored… teenagers were doing their own thing, wife wasn’t well so she was doing her own thing, and yes I made sure she had everything / anything she might want before asking permission to leave…), both starts were unusually late for me. Today, the temp was around 0C, with sometimes very strong wind dropping it lower, with alternating snow (sometimes coming straight down, sometimes sideways), sleet (always sideways), or light rain (rare). Not surprisingly, for here at least, a good number of walkers on the trails, but only one horse, two gravel bikes, and two runners. My goal was to keep it easy, below 200w if not closer to 150w whenever possible. I did a bit of exploring, going down a new trail that I won’t waste my time on again, plus some necessary but unintended pavement time on roads between trails. Auto traffic was extremely light, fortunately, because the tarmac also meant exposure to the 20-30mph side wind. In general, it was a fine time in the saddle and mission accomplished in terms of keeping it easy.
Nice shots along the river. The haze in the first pic is snow, something that is more clear in the second.
And, for @jmt
, a frog sign. Here, the road is closed to vehicular traffic from 7p-7a.