A Quick Ride Before the Snow

We’re expecting a winter storm this afternoon and into tomorrow, followed by a few days of very cold temperatures, so I decided to get out for a short and chilly ride before the snow starts. I just did a ride into town and back, total of about eight miles, but stopped to take a photo of the ice fishermen (and fisherwomen, I’m sure), doing their thing.

You can see the gloomy looking skies from the approaching storm.

Retired guy who likes to ride his bike in Vermont.

8 response to "A Quick Ride Before the Snow"

  1. By: Scooter Posted: January 26, 2021

    Brrr. Don’t feel like you’re the only one suffering though. We saw a few flakes this morning here in Tucson too. The Ice Age is coming back!

    • By: BobinVT Posted: January 26, 2021

      Yes, I’m looking at the weather map and seeing lots of snow. Hopefully you’ll show us a snowy ride in Tucson. 🙂
      I’m not complaining though. We’ve had a fairly mild weather month here, in terms of both temperature and snowfall. Looking back at my old mileage logs, I’ve ridden more this January than any January before, so I’m pretty happy with that.

  2. By: NancyG Posted: January 26, 2021

    I do the same at jumping at a chance to ride before the rain is due in ;’-). We too have been fortunate with weather this January. I have been able to ride on many days even if for short miles. I am learning to not focus on the number of miles I ride; I like knowing how many I have ridden each time, but I don’t “care” how many that might be. At least I am trying to not care 😉.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: January 27, 2021

      I’ve always been a numbers tracker kind of guy, a long time ago in paper notebooks and now of course using spreadsheets. I did make a breakthrough a few years ago and stopped tracking how fast I was going, but I still track the mileage. At least now I can go out for a day’s riding and not be thinking about how stops or lollygagging around is affecting my average speed. 🙂

  3. By: Laura Posted: January 26, 2021

    I’ve been on a lake in Michigan near White Cloud where there were ice fishing huts, but nobody was fishing or even occupying their huts while we were there. Love your picture!

    • By: BobinVT Posted: January 27, 2021

      I’m always amazed at how much activity there is around the huts all winter, both weekdays and weekends. Seems like there’s always people out there.

  4. By: gregblood Posted: January 27, 2021

    Nice community of ice fishing shacks–and once I learned they really ARE like a community. I’m not a fisherman, but a couple decades ago I was invited to join a group of friends who were. Besides fishing, people were going from shack to shack and visiting each other. (Lot’s of alcohol-sharing too.) Some of those shacks are surprisingly well-decorated too.

    • By: BobinVT Posted: January 27, 2021

      I’m not a fisherman either, and I’ve never been out there. I know it can be a big thing. I have a sister-in-law who lives out in Michigan by a lake, and I know they have a huge festival every winter, all centered around ice fishing.

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