Friday, December 24, 2010

Winter Riding on Holiday Streets

We got our first decent snowstorm of the season (Decent in my mind meaning 4 or more inches of snow.) on Wednesday night on into Thursday. I was one of the few crazies on his bike out playing in the snow:
That elusive arctic snow snake is back.

However, it is Flagstaff, and with snow comes... well... typical Flagstaff weather. By today, a lot of it had melted off. I decided it was a good idea to ride Bi out to meet up with family for dinner, when I saw one of the coolest light and cloud shows over Mt. Elden.

You don't see something like that every day... I wonder what that looked like from space?

After dinner, I rode home via the airport, though not from the place where dinner was. (It's sort of a long story.) It was truly a nice ride. It wasn't too cold, just cool enough to make me work to keep warm, but not cold enough to ice up the roads. Cars were out there, but scarce. By the time I got home, I felt like I could have easily kept going, all night if I wanted to.

Tomorrow, the roads ought to be nearly empty.

I'm looking forward to that.

Mileage: 20.4

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Riding around

So while I wait for the Tron: Legacy soundtrack to download, and while I can't sleep, I figure I'll catch up on my neglected bloggery.

I've been taking advantage of the warm-ish weather since our first little snowstorm of the season, and going on some post-work rides. I've put some miles on Henry, sine Bi's got the really heavy studded tires on, which are rumbly and heavy. Where have I gone?

Agassiz Peak basking in the last rays of sunshine, peeking out from behind Andersen Mesa.

Lake Mary.

Lake Mary.

Contrast: Snowball in a still-sorta-green field.

The Peaks from the Naval Observatory road.

Henry and I decided to go ice-skating out at Fort Tuthill.

I leave you with yesterday's sunset.

Mileage: 4.2