The morning sun is beaming in through my lounge window here as it rises over Bailey's Harbor on the Door County Peninsula.
It's a crisp 28 degrees with a few scattered clouds, and the prospect of temps soaring to a balmy 37.
I'm suited up and ready to hit the road by 7.30 am. I'm thinking of a nice long ride around the Southern Door Peninsula, hugging the Lake Michigan shoreline and then heading across northern Sturgeon Bay and over to the Bay of Green Bay. Sixty five miles or perhaps significantly longer if I take the Ahnapee Trail down to Algoma.
Yeah, I'll be riding when the snow falls, but it won't be like this. I'll ride today without a care in the world. Traffic will be light to non-existent with only a gentle breeze from the West. Riding in the snow requires more concentration and comes with more risks. So I'm viewing today's ride as perhaps the last opportunity to blow out some dust and get in a long-distance route before snowfall.
Is anyone else having similar thoughts and making plans for a longish ride ahead of the impending winter conditions?
If so, please share your thoughts, routes and planning....let's see what you have in mind for the next week or three before it hits