Wednesday, December 14, 2016
Staying High (well, sort of) In Mill Creek
A short and cool one today in Mill Creek mainly where I popped out quickly to visit Skyline and Old Timers. The ride held short due to feeling like a bag of shit all thanks to one too many barley pops the night before. Hey don't judge. It's Christmas time and a meet-up was had last night followed up with some home beers afterwards in front of the iPad in my underwear watching train videos.
Looks like a meet-up is on cue for tonight as well... Ahhhh Christmas!
The ride started in the same place as last Sunday as I like to call it "Ye Old Parking Spot." Soon I was on the trails and on the multi use near the pool where an unusual high amount of people were all out walking their dogs. Strange for a cold Wednesday I thought.
The high singletrack in Mill Creek was it's usual awesome. I had hoped to hit it on the way back but once in Old Timers I knew I was done and a nap was in tall order. I rode up to West Coast trail and had a long hard talk with myself trying to persuade my bitch ass into riding it. I needed long lost Lonebiker brethren Jason there to make me ride it. He's good for that kind of thing.
Instead I rode home where three separate sets of strangers either gave me a thumbs up, the horns, or said "cool bike!"
I seem to remember riding through Winter year after year sans fat bike and not getting any attention. In fact I felt like I was more of an annoyance to people. Funny now that I ride a fat bike and suddenly I'm hip and cool.
People are fucking lunatics.
Seriously heartbroken after hearing of the passing of Joey Moss... Bar none, best Edmontonian ever. Rest in peace Joey. #madrespect
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