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.
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8 response to "A Quick Ride Before the Snow"
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!
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.
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 ?.
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. 🙂
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!
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.
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.
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.