Archive for December, 2009
Kristine had errands to run in Rice Lake (about 20 miles away), and we wanted to take the kids ice skating – so we worked it out for me to bike down there on some nice backroads for a good 32 mile ride. It was COLD. The air temps were in the lower teens, but the wind was just unbelievable. I only had Kristine’s iphone with me to take these pictures, otherwise I would have taken video of the snow blowing across the road at 20mph. Check out the pics!
Mountain Biking Adventure
This was awesome to watch. Unfortunately my batteries died right before this guy took off … literally. He got going very fast and then jumped at least 8 feet in the air with the windsail taking him up and setting him back down. I got a new set of batteries in just in time for him to make it back. How cool!!!
Ice Skating Princesses
|My favorite picture of Analise and Kristine, the ice princesses|
The high temperature today was at midnight this morning. The temperature dropped throughout the day until it was just over 10 degrees by the time I started a two hour ride on the rollers outside on the back porch. By the end of the ride, the temp was down to 3 degrees.
Mega snowstorm or not – I’m going to ride and enjoy the snow at the same time!
I went for a 52 mile road bike ride today up here in northwestern Wisconsin – figured it would be my only chance before we leave to head home on Tuesday since there is a winter storm being compared to a storm from 1991 that is supposed to hit us tonight, tomorrow, and Christmas day dumping maybe a foot or more of snow. The roads were pretty much clear and dry and the temps hovered in the mid 20s for the whole ride – pretty decent weather for this time of year!