Loud crunchy snow this morning. -6F. Everything felt slow – legs a bit sore from the ski, bike felt really sluggish – even after adding some air to both tires as the snow was semi hardpack in most places. I need to research cold temp grease for the hubs, BB, and cassette. The rear trigger shifter would connect and click 1 out of 4-5 times – so I spent plenty of time pushing a lever that wouldn’t click – it seems to get worse with the cold – which is frustrating as the Pugs rewards you for being steady and maintaining momentum.

5 Responses to “Crunchy”

  1. Wil says:

    Nice beard, frosty! Way cold this morning. I rode as fast as I could to get it done. The high cadence almost kept me warm enough to fight off the wind chill.

  2. mb says:

    impressive ride to work this morning wil – a.k.a. ‘mr. ride a century in january’!

  3. Per Tonn says:


    I just stumbled across your blog and it is really nice and impressive! Great pictures and such a positive attitude towards riding (year round)!
    Would you mind if I ran a short post about it w/ link on ?
    Thanks very much, and enjoy riding,

  4. jim says:

    Nice man, way to give some thunder to the chunder.

  5. Apertome says:

    Damn, that’s cold! Looks like a beautiful ride nonetheless.