Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Weather Changes

On Monday afternoon Martin and I rode Project Nine here in Fernie. The temperature was around minus 7, the skies were clear and the sun was out. The trail was snow and frost covered in some places but traction was pretty good for most of the way down.

(frosty run in on project nine)

Today Martin and I rode Red Sonja in about 3 or 4 inches of snow. The fresh snow on top of the leaves made things a little bit interesting. It took longer than normal to get to the top, but I do not think it took us much longer to get down. The snow made sliding in and out of berms a lot of fun.

(first tracks on red sonja)

(short sleeved orange banshee shirt)

Walking up the trail in the snow made me feel like a kid again. Riding down put a huge smile on my face and reminded me why I ride. I am sure Martin felt the same way and for me this was possibly the best ride in 2009 ... so far.

(took a little bit longer pushing up the trail)

(Martin and his snow covered wildcard)

I got a couple of helmets in the mail today from Kali, thought riding in the snow would be a good way to test them out. Here are a couple of shots of my bike and helmet in the snow.

And for the record I only fell down once. Keep riding.