We received our first snow of winter on Monday, and then it turned bitterly cold and windy, so I didn’t venture out again on the bike until Friday, when the winds moderated and the temps creeps back to the upper 20’s.
I decided to check out the trails at Lone Elm Park, the nearest place for me to ride off-road. Four days after the initial snow, I didn’t expect to be the first person to set foot in the park, but it turns out I was. Except for numerous wildlife tracks, the trails were virgin, with the snow about 4 inches deep in most places.
Here are some photos from my short ride:
(Sorry if it’s difficult to make out details in some of these photos; the whiteness of the snow tends to make finding the right contrast difficult.)
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.