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Refreshing Winter Ride from Kingsview and past Morrow.

November 16, 2008

As we loaded up the bikes yesterday, I was second guessing going for a ride.  The temperature was 35F and the wind was gusting heavily.  I was getting cold just going in and out of the garage.  We thought, what the heck… if it’s too cold, we’ll just do a short ride and enjoy what we can get.

Focusing on good layering, bike pants on the legs, good polypro and wind-proofing on the core, and balaclavas, we headed down the trail toward Morrow.  It didn’t take us long to realize that even though our overall average speed was lower, that the riding was very comfortable.  Once we reached Morrow, we kept going on to Stubb Road and the canoe livery.  Penny was feeling spunky, so she hammered it and left me in the dust, saying “see ya in a bit”.  I thought “Hell you say!”, and hammered through the gears to catch back up and lay in on her wheel.  Suddenly she laid off her strong burst, and I had to dodge her tire a bit and surprise her on the right.  She wasn’t expecting me to be right there… LOL!!!  I told her, “I said I didn’t FEEL like going fast.  I didn’t say I COULDN’T go fast!”  😀

Still feeling spunky, we got to the turn around point at Stubb Rd, and opted to return back to Morrow via Mason-Morrow Rd.  This starts off with nice hill ascent/descent, and then some higher speed moderate hills.  By the time we got back to Morrow, we’d emptied our tanks of extra “Vim and Vigor”.  We’d built up a fair amount of sweat, so we had to be careful with our wind layering so as not to get chilled or cold.

On the way back from Morrow, we took some pics of the new signage on the trail.

Morrow riding South

Morrow riding South

Morrow facing North

Morrow facing North

Penny modeling the new Signage

Penny modeling the new Signage

South Lebanon North

South Lebanon North

South Lebanon South

South Lebanon South

We had a great 20 mile ride and felt confident and strong in the cold weather.  We’re looking forward to more winter cycling.  After all…. unlike winter scuba diving, you don’t end up freezing into your equipment when you get done!  Woo Hoo!!!

What fun!

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