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Thursday, January 13, 2011

Thursdays Commute

Brutally cold commute today, temps in the single digits. Had chemical toe warmers going, thick knee high wool socks, fleece bib knickers, wind-proof thermal bibs, mesh undershirt, thick wool jersey, thermal jersey, thermal jacket, balaclava, hat, neck warmer, wool gloves with windproof shell over them, neoprene shoe covers....basically looked like a space man. The trail was in rough shape, lots of drifts that were 6-12" deep that the jolly green giant (aka Salsa Mariachi) got pretty "loose" through, fishtailing all over the place. Also, never trust anything with snow over it because there is a good chance there is ice under it....especially around turns. I didn't crash but did some dual tire slides a couple of times...thanks WTB Exiwolfs for having a ton of traction. Other than that looking forward to doing it all the DARK here in a couple hours! Try and squeeze some miles out tomorrow on the day off as well. I hope this stuff melts soon! If I can get out and ride in the this stuff....whats your excuse? Get on the bike and go!

- JB

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