i want to hit the trails so bad... but on the other hand... the area i live in barely takes care of the roads.
my winter commute becomes a mountain biking epic. all the roads become off road. its a challenge and really fun to commute to work. i have to hop over ruts made by cars, all along the way its very similar to riding on loose dirt or gravel and i feel like im learning alot of good techniques. on some surfaces my bike handles like a snowboard and its really fun after the i got over being scared.
riding on smooth hardpacked snow and transitioning to greasy soft sticky snow, combined with the constant hilliness from prehistoric glacial activity, makes the town i live in a gnarly length of track.
a short boring commute is now a mentally and physically challenging test of skill and concentration.
it all makes life alot less boring, especially in a town of 2 winter commuters. every time i set off in a snow storm its an unexperienced challenge
i was afraid i would get rusty and lose it, but now i think i will return to the single track more experienced than last season.
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