Well it wasn't the weather, temperature, or ice that dictated my ride today, but rather a 3 year old. Harper is still battling a temp. She's on the mend and most likely will go to school tomorrow, although as she lay in bed next to me this morning I could feel the heat radiating off of her. So today will be spent building towers, coloring, reading, and chilling...sometimes it's a good thing.
Yesterday before work I headed out to the Wobegon Trail. I thought there would be more snow then there was but it was snow and I set off a bit before 9. I ended up riding the side of the trail in the grass to provide more resistance...it worked! By the time I got to Albany it had started to snow more and pile up on the trail. From Albany to my turn around, somewhere past Freeport, it was a blast. Once I made my way back the snow quit and started to turn to slush on the trail. Again I rode the grass. By the time I made it back to the car I was absolutely soaked. It had started to rain and the slush was getting launched every which way. Mid December riding at it's best...ugh. Nonetheless I got 4 hours in and had a pretty good time. Yeah I'm a bit bummed I don't get to ride all day today but kids trump riding everyday...even I know that!
Maybe next week can be the "big" week I was hoping for this week. But with the holidays it's not looking too promising.
Reluctantly I will hit the rollers up this afternoon while Harper naps. Friday is looking to be our coldest day thus far so I hope to get out and remember how to dress for temps below 30!