Friday, January 22, 2010

Training Camp - Day 1

The "safe" bet would have been to ride the snow bikes from Victor on the valley's back roads but Mother Nature played a cruel trick on us. She lulled us into thinking that the wonderful trails at Horseshoe might be ridable. We agreed that a day in the forest sounded much better than a day riding back roads so we gambled...and lost.

Amanda and T-Race in the calm before the storm

We started the day in cloudy but calm conditions and soft (barely ridable) trails. As if she flipped a switch, Mother Nature turned on the snow machine and our tracks were filling in quickly behind us. Even our attempt at backtracking to a quiet back road failed as the wind drifted the road in with sugary snow and had us pushing our bikes in a pretty solid snow storm.

Amanda and Tracey were awesome and stayed positive throughout our wacky adventure. I saw today playing out so differently in my mind. So I mentally kicked myself for taking that chance and came home to finish out my ride time on the trainer in the basement.

No gambles tomorrow for Day 2.

2 comments:

LyndaW said...

Camp Lynda stoke is elusive this year. Nice job finishing it off in the basement.

T-Race said...

Good job on the basement session!