I have been remiss in my exercise regimen due to health issues.
I headed out on the mountain bike into 3 inches of wet snow. It was very challenging, requiring a very low gear just to get up the driveway. My heart rate was high throughout this ride.
Today I felt great. It was warm enough to melt the snow and cold enough for that perfect combination to loose the feeling in your toes. I used tow warmers, but once they were wet it was all over.
Riding technical single track with 3 inches of wet snow is impossible. I restarted over and over and finally stood behind the bike and pushed it up the path. There were stretches where I could maintain with a little descent in my favor, but once it leveled off or rose it was trudging time.
The roads were pretty clear but salty and spitty. I could not keep the glasses clear, so i opted to ride without them on the way back. With any speed the front tire was sending buckets of salty water into my face. I would not recommend this as fun, but I managed to glean some entertainment out of it.
I wore a pair of silk glove liners under Pearl Izumi’s thin, full finger gloves. That worked out perfectly. Plenty of grip and warmth without the mitten glove.
I mounted the Contour camera to the end of the right grip. here are some shots. click to enlarge.