Monday, December 22, 2008

Winter Solstice Ride...

The tempature was in the mid twenties yesterday with a super stiff westerly wind with some mighty gusts, that felt down right frigid.
Some of the gusts almost separated me from my bike. That has happened on road rides before but never in the woods.

Mandi, John and I were shooting for a four plus hour ride but after I had a mechanical problem and stopped for a bit to long we decided to cut the ride short. We were all chilled to the bone.

We ended up with about three hours saddle time and some nice red wind burnt faces. Now today, Monday, the mercury is topped out at ten with some nice stiff wind. Makes yesterday seem down right balmy.

Starting today the nights get shorter and the days get longer. Not that it matters anyway the sun only shined a couple days this month.

Happy Solstice, JOEY

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