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sled ūüôā

The snow stuck around longer than most people expected, thanks to some nice cold temps.  It was some amazingly beautiful riding Рcold, sunny, snow on the ground.  The kind of weather that stirs my blood.  Too often, I find that I want to spend the entire day outside messing around Рon my bike, with the camera and a coffee stop or two.  And then the responsibilities of real life throw a detour sign in the road, and I find it unavoidable to have to park the bike and get on with it.

 

contemplating snow tires... ?

The past week was one of those detours – even though I was riding every day, the daily focus was on “the other stuff”. The mundane things like appointments and errands that had been put off a little too long. ¬†Projects at home that needed attention, trips that required me to use a car. ¬†Sigh.

 

brightness

I’ve had a few days this week where the riding was barely more than a 15 minute spin up the road, but I’ve come to really appreciate that benefit, that reward, of #330daysofbiking over the months. ¬†Taking the time, no matter how brief it may be, to get outside and pedal around away from the other necessary things – a detour in itself – is the great equalizer, the balance to the mundane.

 

she always makes me smile

slushy

As I write this today, the snow has almost all disappeared. ¬†And I miss it. ¬†I still have a sizable to-do list of non-cycling things to detour me during the next few weeks, but I’m always glad for the daily reward of #330daysofbiking. ¬†The official count as of today: ¬†have ridden 270 of the past 299 days, 66 days remain.

 

creekside

I always keep him waiting ... yes I do ūüėČ

 

the difference a week can make ... 14 January

... and then today, same road, same bike