Monday, January 28, 2013


So winter is here, and as per the norm in Iowa, we have had frigid cold, and unusual warmth. Sometimes back to back days of each! Well, the cold produces ice, and the warmth produces the urge to ride, so I have been riding frozen rivers. A few weeks ago I rode from Ledges State Park down to the High Trestle Trail, Hiway 17 at Saylorville Lake upstream to near Madrid, and last week I rode from US 30 to about a mile past I-35 on the South Skunk River. If you ever think that there is no wilderness in Iowa, or wherever you live, go out and ride a frozen river. It was so strange to be out on a 3 hour ride on top of a river, that I spent most of the time laughing out loud! Even crashing and laughing about it. So anyway, here are some crappy cell phone pictures from the trips. And might I say, these trips were on a bike with decidedly not fat tires, at a skimpy 2.3 niner size.  Maybe a real fat bike next year? Later!

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