The recent weather and Lucy's work obligations have put a halt on regular commuting for the past couple of weeks but that's just fine. After all, according to the bike coaching experts out there - your suppose to have a couple of weeks off in the off season. I have gotten in a random ride or two along with pulling snow off the roof, building the ultimate backyard luge / snow cave and generally being a decent daddy while moms away - so it's not as though good exercise isn't being had. Quite the opposite.
Ava getting dumped:
There was a solid 16" of snow on our roof - and while I haven't calculated it exactly - I'm certain I have yanked close to 10 tons of the stuff off. What amazes me - is how many folks around here *aren't* pulling the snow off. Ice damns can do some serious damage - not to mention we have another storm coming next Wednesday. One of the roofs at a local elementary school collapsed under the weight - so they had to cancel class for all the local schools. At this rate Ava will be in school until July.
I did get a nice ride in today. Having had a bit too much to drink last night, I didn't get out until later in the day - which meant tougher going on the warmed up snow. At first I was humming along fine - but then got to a stretch of less packed / softer snow that brought things to a halt - so I lowered the already low pressure to somewhere below 5 psi. End result: Amazing. Ms Mukluk handled some very soft terrain beautifully.
I have had the little Tachyon XC helmet cam for about a year - and decided to try mounting it somewhere else this time while biking. It is with pleasure that I introduce the "crotch-cam". From time to time I feel like a dick. Now - you can too!