Sunday Dirt

Photo Jan 13, 9 06 32 AM

Been a long time since I have written those words. Dirty ride with Greg in Middlesex, VT. Mountain bikes, with studs. Dirt roads, some trail. Ice, mud, snow, hike a bike, slop on the way down when the temps warmed up. Just under 18 miles, with a claimed climbing of ~2750′ according to the online maps. Will have to run it through TopoFusion later. Pretty amazing scenery, and a convenient place for the two of us to meet at the Red Hen Bakery.

Photo Jan 13, 8 03 25 AM

Photo Jan 13, 9 10 17 AM

Photo Jan 13, 9 11 40 AM

Some thoughts from the ride: I started keeping my kit ‘ready to go’ – so I’d always have the same things at the ready. While this has been working – I looked at the sky, at the road, and the temps as we were suiting up in the parking lot and decided to leave the camera in the car. I also figured we’d get up the first few climbs and decide to bomb back down – so I left extra calories with my kit bag. The first rule of bike club is: always take the larger camera. The second rule of bike club is: always take some extra food. The third rule of bike club is: always take the same kit, repeat and modify as needed.

I did the entire ride on some licorice and my coffee and bagel from an hour before. Yes, we did less than 18 miles, but I was feeling it at the end.

3 Responses to “Sunday Dirt”

  1. greg says:

    Great ride! Guess we don’t need to share pictures since we took all the same ones. If you’d worn a blue jacket we wouldn’t even remember if there were 1 or 2 people on the ride.

  2. jim says:

    Mike, did you get your girls to clean the bike? :-)

  3. mb says:

    Still covered in slop. Waiting for you to come by and wash it down.
    ;)