My Christmas tradition is to go for a ride on Christmas morning. With everyone inside celebrating Santa, the roads are empty and I can ride narrow, shoulderless ones I’d normally avoid.
However, it was waaaay too smoky this morning to continue that tradition. So I am heading out in a little bit after the smoke lifts a bit. The high will be 36 today so that will necessitate wetting down my shirt before I go. My body still has lots of trouble regulating temp and I overheat easily.
So while we’re waiting for the smoke to lift a bit, here are some photos taken over the past couple weeks. It’s all just been short rides as it has been very, very hot and smoky on many days. It’s not the sort of day you want to do much outside. The feature pic is from the day of the solstice – back in Sept on the equinox, the sun set north of the windmill.