Sunday, January 08, 2012
Eight on the Eighth
By this time in January I am lucky if I have ridden once - usually a token ride on New Years Day. As of today, 1/8/12, I have 5 rides under my belt. Not token rides, but good efforts on real dirt............ There just is absolutely no snow out there. Oh, some white shit is still tucked away under trees and in the deep shade, but my trails are clean and damn fast because they are frozen.
Strangest winter I have ever experienced in Maine, and I have more than a few behind me now. I understand the mild conditions in the US can be found everywhere this year. I saw videos of kids kickin back on swings in Chicago and at least one was barefoot. Strange shit I tell ya. Maybe the Mayan Gods are giving us one last good run before they turn the lights out come December 21.
Before the New Year hits us, I accept that there will be snow. I expect it and even hope for some. The New Year kicks in and I want nothing more to do with the white shit. By January 2nd I am ready for Spring. That said, I am ready for Spring, but will hope it stays cold enough to finally give us some seriously good ice riding. Hopefully the snow does not come with the cold.
I won't hold my breath...........................................
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