Well, it’s been a few rides now on the Pugs in various locations with various amounts and types of snow. This is why I bought it. Open up the winter to more riding options. I can say it’s good to have a “snowmobile” again. There’s something about experiencing mountain biking during the winter. The woods is quieter, more peaceful, serene, and beautiful. Yes, it’s cold, but that’s what the pedaling is for. Corrects the cold rather quickly. Something simple, like this silly fat-tired bike, can sure make life so much more enjoyable by putting you out in that cold woods.
Big Cold Tree
You don’t get this scenery spinning on a trainer in your basement.
Rollin’ the Fatties
It was too nice of a morning to ride a bike attached to a trainer in the basement and stare blankly at a TV. It was too nice of a morning to spend time on a bike on the road since, well, it’s kinda boring and cold in the winter. So, what does one do? One mounts up the fat studded tires on the hardtail and heads off to the MTB trails. Protection from what wind there was and slower speeds equals much more warmth. The lack of traction, even with studs, makes it much more interesting and a whole lot more fun. I did come to the conclusion I really need/want/desire a fatbike though.
Fresh tracks on the singletrack
To boldly go where no bike has gone before (so far)
Rest Break - Pedaling in the snow isn't easy
Small buck hanging out near the sledding hill
We lucked out today with the weather. Last night they were calling for clouds all day and rain on and off. We awoke to sunny skies and a day that was quickly warming up. So, we got out and enjoyed the weather and had other fun too.
Took a bike ride to Case Eagle Park and back, stopping for ice cream in Waterford. This was Nolan’s first attempt with a cone. Seems like that was second nature for him. Ate it all without any solid ice cream hitting the ground. He actually had raspberry custard. Sara enjoyed Reeses Pieces-flavored ice cream and I found Apple Pie a la Mode (apple pie mixed into vanilla ice cream) to be a new favorite.
Nom Nom Nom...
This afternoon we carved a pumpkin so we can have a jack-o-lantern and some yummy pumpkin seeds. Nolan got a kick out of the slimy stuff inside and was a great help getting the seeds out of it. He finds the finished jack-o-lantern quite amusing. He hasn’t seen it lit up yet, but we’ll do that this week sometime. I’m sure that’ll make his day.
Scraping out the guts
What's in there?