Monday, January 24, 2011

Snowmobile Trail Ride

It was a crazy week last week.  I headed south to Columbus, Ohio and then onto Gatlinburg, Tennessee for work.  Friday was running around and then around 10:30 I took the skis and headed out for some energy burning and God time.  The new camera is working awesome with the night photos!
I see the Moon at Night
Saturday was spent at the basketball courts again.  The wife and I got to scorekeep for my daughter and her friend because they were away at a winter retreat.  Then we headed off to hear Bay Forest speak at a local church.  He has been around our area for about 6 years now and we love hearing him speak - great word and very powerful message delivery!
Could this be my last snowbike ride on the MUSS?
Sunday found me back at church, then off for errands, and finally back home.  I put the new fenders on the MUSS so I can commute in the wintry slop and then headed out for a snowmobile trail ride.  With the temps as low as they were I was hopeful that it would be fun riding.  Well it was fun but it was not easy by any means!

My Park - sometimes I feel like I am the only one out there!
The Sun was starting to set so I headed home

I stopped to catch my breath after having to push my bike uphill.  That is the thrill of the single speed.  I am very excited about the Mukluk - easier riding and shifting capabilities!  A snow mobiler pulled over and asked me about the mountain bike and I told him to look into snowbikes because they are awesome and I don't even have one yet!

I then cruised the roads homeward bound and took my lovely wife out to a quiet dinner since it was a pretty hectic weekend.

This morning I rode to work and it was -7degrees F out with a wind chill of about -20F.  Needless to say it was not the smartest thing I have ever done but it sure was fun.  Ranks right up there with sleeping outside in Leadville, CO during Christmas Break back in the day.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snowshoeing in North Carolina

I will let the pictures speak for themselves!

Road on the way up to the parking area
Sunshine on my shoulder

Yes I wish I brought my cross country skis with me but it was still awesome

Ice Covered Tress from storm last week
Self Portrait

Ice Climbing anyone?

I highly recommend this area in the winter for some beautiful cross training activities!!!