Today marked my first sneaux ride of the season, during a 4 inch fall and ~22F temps. Nice ride, but i had to take my 20 out.
I’ve been off the uni a month or so and just could not get my muni going in the snow, so rather than practice sucking with the sun setting, i grabbed the li’l sun.
I pulled about 4 miles along the Fox River Trail round trip from St. Chas towards Batavia. It was surprisingly easy, and all who saw me were entirely too misimpressed with my mad skillz.
I have a new line to use in the winter: “Now you’ve seen everything!”
The chicks dig it.
I also verified a Natural Law: All protective equipment will be at an alternate starting point. (work, in this case). Of course, we all know the other law: the gear you don’t have is the gear you need…
…and thus picked up a nice phat strawberry on my knee when I UPD’d just north of downtown Geneva on the sidewalk along Rt. 25. I was showing off to all the cars waiting for the light, making Jeanie arms while jetting through a narrow patch of virgin snow when i found a big sidewalk seam. WHAM. But I walked it off and rode on home.
If only i had a camera… maybe i’ll take a knee-blotting for a commerative souvineer.
The other fun thing was the cyclist who wanted to take my picture. My wobble marks had been vexing him for a couple of miles…
On a scale of 1 (bad) -->10 (good) i give today an 8. -1.5 for flobbing the muni, -.25 for forgetting my blinkie clown nose and -.25 for not bleeding more.
Not too bad.