Weekend Report.

905am  -10 degrees.  Steam off lake.
905am -10 degrees. Steam off lake. Snowman from warmer times.

Wow. No post since Thursday. I must have been busy. Today its bitter cold. And I have a bitter cold. I’ll need to go back a bit in time.I guess I’ll start with Friday.


Friday morn I laid down pretty much the best groom ever. I started at 8am and made it back to the store just in time to open at 11am. The ski trails were pretty much in the best shape ever. Or at least as long as my short memory remembers. Then, once back to the store it was a huge run on the ski rentals. For every set I had in the rental fleet (17) I had three people wanting them. Thats kinda stressful and a bummer to have to turn all the excess people away. Some people get pretty upset. Nothing I can do. But made for a busy day and I did not even think about posting.

Saturday had me on the group ride. If you could call it that. All 5 of us. I knew the group would be small with the skiing being game on. However I never completely ditch the bike. Saturday morn is bike riding time. You can fill in the rest of the week with skiing but I never understood ditching the one ride per week. I guess the good snow is here only a short time. Whatever.

The 2 hours one the bike felt like crap at first, but felt better as time go’s on. I sure can tell when its been awhile. I cant believe how bad I feel on the bike sometimes. Then I cant believe how fast that go’s away. And the ride back had temps near 40 degrees. Very pleasant. We all were overdressed at that point but the sun was out so nobady cared. It was a road ride but a good one none the less. Im glad I did it as the temps were about to dip in the negative per the weather dudes.

Sunday 1130am
Sunday 1130am

Sunday morn the temps started to plummet as predicted. So I grabbed the fatbike and headed for the woods. Just maybe the thaw then re freeze might make the snow hard enough to ride on. But no. It was still pretty soft at 22 degrees. So I headed to the beach and that was way better riding. Got in another hour or so on the bike. An hour later it was 17 degrees and dropping fast.

When I keep active my joints just seem to feel better all around. I just feel so much better after a bike ride and that carries into the night and next morning. A lot less joint pain. Even in my shot knee and hip. I need to keep active.  On the downer side of things my mega head cold is back. I feel like crap this morn. Completely unable to breathe with my nose. Hopefully it will back off in a few days. Its not going to get above zero till Wednesday anyway.

I am contemplating  the unthinkable. Setting up a trainer in the store.

I’ll wait a few days and see if it passes.


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