Wednesday, April 13, 2016

First ride of 2016

 Finally the weather has it seems to stop being full blown weird.  Which allowed for the first actual non freezing ride of the year.

Rough route and distance for all those Strava types who worry about this stuff.

April 8th Ride

While the tea leaf readers at the Weather Network said it would only be light rain. One can never trust them so mostly go with little stop and take pictures.

Not really eventful  in the end except for a side track I took that decided in 2016 to have a Bog as part of the exit.

It was definitely still damp. And even non singletrack routes where muddy.

In the end a 21.24K first ride of the year sans thermal kit.

Cambridge Freeze

Weekend of April 2nd took a trip to Kitchener/Waterloo for a weekend away. While I wasn't expecting to ride singletrack as the weather has dragged out this year. but it turned out to be the worst weather in 9 years. Compounded by the fact one doesn't exactly plan to need pack 20 pounds of extra winter kit in April.

By early Saturday Afternoon it began to do this...

And began to see a slow drop in temperatures.  but the ground wasn't frozen so it turned to muck as it was wet snow.

And by Sunday morning it was minus 16 and a skating rink outside. So no riding till later when back in Scarborough.

By evening temps had warmed up slightly and was able to get a bit of a ride in on the Sunday.

The nasty turn of the weather has led to a small pre-positioning cold weather kit at my in laws with all the other kit. Just in case.