Took a ride to the now-familiar trails on the northwest side of Hillsdale Lake, hoping to get a bit more snow riding in. The snows was about the same depth as I rode in at Lone Elm Park, but the pedaling was a lot tougher due to the fact that these trails had seem more traffic, both animals and people (ironic, since these trails are far more remote than the ones at Lone Elm Park).
There’s also more up-and-down to these trails, far closer to singletrack than the gravel trail at Lone Elm.
All told, I got in about 30 miles, most of it gravel. It was sunny and about 28°F when I left the house, but as the afternoon wore on the temperature dropped and the wind picked up. It was a rather cold ride back home.
I enjoy riding bicycles all over -- city streets, suburbia, rural roads, gravel roads, dirt roads, rail-trails, and singletrack. I love exploring the countryside and finding the interesting and historical treasures hidden in plain sight. You can follow my rides on Strava.