Monday, January 22, 2007

What's Old is New Again

We were going to ski yesterday morning, but were a bit deterred by the temperature and the HOWLING winds (I seriously thought the house would blow over during the night!). So, we drove back to MA where the temp was a balmy 26 F. After unpacking and some lunch, we decided to throw the studded tires on the mountain bikes and head out for a ride.

We have lived in our town for over 10 years, and are familiar with most of the trails in town. Over the past couple of years, however, we have been doing more road riding and haven't been frequenting as many trails. Much to our delight, it seems that in that time, the area trail committee has been busy building new trails on existing systems, and putting up LOTS of trail markers (of course, we don't want anyone getting lost in suburbia...).

Mike and I explored some of these new trails and rediscovered some old favorites, but our real quest was to check out the ice. The local ponds were frozen, and while a bit bumpy, provided excellent riding opportunity. We always chuckle at the reaction of the skaters/pick-up hockey players when they see us riding our bikes across the pond. I think the best riding of the day, however, was on the swamp behind our local swimming area - frozen and you couldn't ride the trail system there if it weren't! Hopefully we'll get out for another ice ride later this week.


Anonymous said...

That's a very pink helmet you have there!

btw: Do you really keep your place up to 59 degrees? Seems mighty extravagant.


Anonymous said...

Nice job on the ice ride !


claudia said...

I see MKR is joining in on the picture taking....