More Hardening From The Historian.....
As an antidote to all the nice warm rides in Texas, Florida, and on the Left Coast, photos from my 35 degree ride yesterday:
A century ago there were five covered bridges crossing French Creek in this area. Three survive (Kennedy, Rapp's Dam, and Sheeder-Hall). The other two were removed in the 1930s. Here's where one of them stood. Note the stone bridge supports - the state removed the wooden structure but reused the stone.
They also left the stone wing-walls in place.
Ice on the surface of French Creek:
Sheeder-Hall covered bridge:
I had too much fun riding yesterday. I decided against wearing a balaclava. I now have a headcold.