Not a lot to report on the Turkey day front. Ours is not until tomorrow as some of my family worked on Thanksgiving. So we are having it Saturday, ironically when I have to work. But then again I don’t do any of the cooking so that makes sense.
I had a ride called out for yesterday morning and two others showed up. We rode about two hours in and around town. Then, on Thanksgiving, I went to the store to work a few hours. Paperwork is so much easier when the phone’s not ringing and I can blast my music without consequence. Usually, that day is when I start my year end bookkeeping stuff. And that’s just what I did. Moving on.
This morning was a first for me. On my way to work I seen three big ships at once. All visible to the naked eye.
All three ships were visible at the same time. Three at a crack almost never happens here. Moving on.
I don’t remember if I mentioned on Wednesdays post that the beach was froze that morning and very rideable and I should have. I was a bit under the weather that morn but could have suffered thru my first frozen beach ride of 2017.
Here’s the classic frozen beach. You have a strip of very thin ice in the middle. It’s usually pretty rideable cuz you have sand on your tires or sand has blown over it. To the right of that ice\sand is dry sand. Usually not froze as much. To the left is the darker sand thats the sweet spot. Hard as concrete. You dont even leave a tire print. You could ride a road bike on that. The rideable beach area has been very small these days with the high water. But on days of calm surf just enough is there to ride on.
Looking at the 10 day forecast temps are above average. All above freezing. Bummer. All I hear about is below average temps and above average snowfall this winter. But not quite yet I guess. Its early.
Here’s a few pics of the Borealis I build for me. Perfect for those beach rides. This thing is just waiting for the groomed trails.
Eagle 12 speed. I splurged on the XX cassette and chain, but went with GX for shifter and derailer. That just made sense as you don’t save a lot of weight on those pieces but a lot of money. Just spent it where it counts. Bontrager Wampa wheels with Bonty Barbegazi tires. Both 27.5 of course. I used a stock Borealis handlebar cuz they are nice but used a NEXT seat post and Bonty seat I had from the EX I just sold. It’s a great winter bike for sure. Now just wait for the snow.
Having yesterday off of work has really screwed me up and I never know what day it is now. It’s Friday. So I’ll be on the group ride in the morning. I have no plans for Sunday yet but that’s not always a bad thing. I’ll figure something out.
Have a good weekend, get outside.