Friday, January 2, 2009

New Year's Day Jaunt in the Woods

I was out-of-breath just getting ready! l It was layers upon layers to endure the 17 degree temps in Weiser State Forest at 7:30 in the morning on New Year's Day. Rick planned to meet one of the locals to do a little trail work at 7:30 (treefall everywhere, unbeknownst to us since we haven't been riding much of late). At the time, we didn't think much about the weather -- high winds, cold temps. Ahhhh.... what true outdoorspeople are made of. guess I'm not much of an outdoorsperson anymore cause it was friggin' COLD. Rick and Dale went about their tree sawing, while I headed out on foot. Not much, only about 5 or 6 miles was about all I could take, and I ended up in the van making sure my carbon footprint was visible (ran the engine to get warm). Rick was back fairly early too and we went home and spent the remainder of the day trying to get warm. I'm ready for spring.

1 comment:

The Wiser Weiser said...

i'm ready for spring, too!! we rode on New Year's Day and it was fridgid!! i don't think i had enough on. The cold i was fighting off decided to stick around for awhile! We did, however, go to Frederick, MD on Saturday the 3rd and rode new trails down there with Darius Mark. Our ride (with 18 riders) was 4 hours long!! There were lots of stops with rock sessions! It was a fun ride--you need a group ride like that...:)