Now I remember why I never post stuff like Friday. I get called out. But I don’t mind. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I respect that. I must say out of all the facebook posts, emails and such there was way more lovers than haters. So I’ll leave that issue with this article.
Now Im moving on. To the weekend.
Saturday was a great ride. I expected more road bikes but only one. A majority still on a MTB which is good to see. Me on my cross with 70 pounds of pressure. I can hang in much easier with that bike right now. I’ll ride it until it snows and the roads get crappy. Then I’ll winterize my Long Haul Trucker back to winter mode. I’ll write more about that bike later.
Sunday a bunch of us headed to some trials for a bit of woods riding. About 5 bikes showed and I was again reminded of what happens when everyone else has a carbon XC rocket and Im on a fatbike. I did not even try to keep up but that was fine that day. I took it slow and stopped at the top of the every hill so soak in the vista’s. I enjoyed the time in the woods. Later we hung out in the lot and talked stupid for awhile. I good ride\day.
Monday I had plans to head up to Door County with my wife, back to Peninsula Park for some riding and hanging. I waited till the morn to make the call based on weather. At 9am it looked good to go. Sun was out with small chance of rain.
We stopped in Egg Harbor for some breakfast and hit Fish Creek around noon. After tooling around in the car we decided to stop farther in the park and ride out instead of the other way around. After we started riding I once again was surprised on the cool temps. They were calling for 60, and at noon it was 51. The sun was peeking out now and then so it was not as bad but I was a bit underdressed as usual.
We rode out of the park and stopped at a gift shop my wife wanted to walk in to. After maybe 15 minutes we walked out to a huge downpour. Not knowing where that even came from. So we waited it out about 15 minutes more and headed back to the car after it slowed down. The Lime stone trail was soaked and I was getting clobbered by debris off my 4in rear tire. It was about a 20 min ride back to the car.
About 5 min into that ride it poured a second time. Thunder, lighting, the works. Was one of those times where you put your head down, dont talk and just pedal. Strangely, the sun was out where we were riding. I saw my shadow on the trail, but still pouring hard at the same time. The temps also slipped back into the 40’s. Miserable.
We got to the car, jumped in with our helmets still on and fired up the engine\heater. As you would expect it stopped a few minutes later, the sun came out and it didn’t rain the rest of the day. All together it poured twice for about 10 minutes each and it was right in our riding window. Such luck I have.
We finally changed to dry clothes and warmed up but the day’s riding was shot. The pile of wet clothes in the backseat was huge. We pretty much stopped at one more shop in Fish Creek then drove the two hours home. The weather back home was near perfect all day and we should have stayed in out own backyard to ride but how is one to know I guess.
So that was my three day weekend. Well, two day since I worked Saturday I guess.
Tonite is the second of the weekly nite rides in town, had a good time at the last one so I hope this one is as good. The weather looks pretty damn nice….