Thursday, February 13, 2020

Avoiding the Temptation

I think most guys my age have temptations of a different sort than I did today. Not gonna lie and say I am all mighty and holy and never am tempted but todays temptations were of a different nature.

The ride today was merely a stretching of the legs and a return back to normalcy after another work week came to an end. I wanted to just do a short roll through the woods which I did but the allurement of a longer ride on more trails was just as strong as Lana Del Ray standing at the door with the promise of a private jet ride to her home in California to hang out and play Yahtzee.

I wouldn't do that to my wife and I didn't do that to my legs today. It was a short roll from Old Timers to the High Level and across with a return on the north side and Mill Creek. The ride today was quite great. The euphoric feelings of the trees whizzing by as I rode through the snow was quite the start I needed for days off. Especially after a poor ride effort last time I was off which started with such incredible promise.

The snow that fell wreaking havoc on Edmonton roads a few days ago made things a bit challenging as most of the singletrack was stamped down but with a narrow line. That meant very careful steering was needed to avoid getting sucked into the soft powder, I like to think I handled most so whatcha gonna do?

*Edit, my dumb apple computer autocorrected the last sentance. Upon investigation we decided to just leave it as I could not remember what was intended to be typed. So we just left it as this.

Frozen Feet

Not too sure how many cultures deal with freezing feet and the pain that happens when they start warming up. I thought I was going to die on...