where the hell have i been?
that's a fair question, i guess.
around, i suppose. chipping ice, sliding on the city streets, checking out the trail system, riding LOTS of gravel roads [warren county doesn't spend a lot of time plowing gravel, it would seem]. doing LOTS of riding, actually. been pretty nice, all things considered. more than anything, the wind has posed a greater challenge than the cold or ice. you can put on additional layers, or let a little more air out of your tires--no, i DON'T believe in studded tires; like a helmet, studded tires give you a false sense of security, when using one's head might work a little better, and make you a better, more cautious and skillful rider at the same time--but you CAN'T make yourself impervious to 35 mphs wind with sudden and unpredictable gusts up to 45 mph. on ice.
so the riding has been invigorating, the hills have been fun and plentiful, and the wildlife has been outstanding and abundant. hell, the stars have been amazing, and the sunsets breathtaking.
what is there NOT to love about this time of year?
what do you think? i'm thinking jumpsuits, stocking caps, and baseball caps. give me your thoughts in the comments section.