Remember last winter? Sure you do. The endless shoveling, skiing and wondering just how sturdy IS the roof of a house. Well, what a difference a year makes. I don't know exactly, but I'm thinking this pic of the snow was taken in the beginning of March last year. As we close in on this photo's one year anniversary, I'll tell you it's quite the opposite scene in my front yard this year with only about 12 inches of the white stuff instead of 12 feet!
So, instead of skiing rock hard groomers at the ski area I've been keeping the pedals on the bike turning and getting after it on an at least daily basis. Big surprise, I know. The condition of the trails in the foothills are exactly what we dream about while riding in mid-summer with dusty shins and crusty boogers here in Tahoe. I managed to get a quick trip down to Santa Cruz around the time of my birthday and did a ride with the total mileage frighteningly close to my new age on this round little ball we call earth.
And even here in Tahoe we've been able to ride stuff in January that last year was under many, many, many feet of snow. This pic is climbing to the rim trail towards Kingsbury Grade on "Nate's route" which Nate says he'll probably not be using again any time soon. Yea... no shit.
This photo is dropping the Vansickle trail off of the rim towards Stateline in early January. Crazy ice formations out there. This trail, btw, is pretty damn rad. If you're down there next spring it's definitely worth checking out. (map here)
There's still plenty of winter months left as far as the calender is concerned. As much of a bike junkie as I am, I'm still hoping for at least a few good storms so we can get out there and bounce down the mountainside on skis through those magical little frozen droplets of water that we call snow. That stuff sure is fun.
Before we know it, it'll be summer once again and Mighty Mobile will be out and about doing what it does best. No, not eating doughnuts! Stuff like chasing the threads on bottom brackets...
.... telling people that this is probably NOT a warranty situation....
....explaining that NO, I can't "just true it out"......
.... and test riding EVERY repair I do.
Another reminder, Mighty Mobile is open for buiz all year. Get your bike in the stand now so it can spend more time on the trails later. Call anytime for an appointment.