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Cold, Dark, and Muddy

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006

I rode the North Tower Loop tonight. It was completely dark by the time I got there. I’ve been dying to get out and ride, and I’m glad I did, but the conditions were not great. It was cold, and it was a lot muddier than I expected. I hope the trails dry out somewhat in the next few days. There wasn’t much activity at Brown County tonight; I only saw one other guy biking, and just a few cars.

The jogging suit I bought at Wal-Mart worked really well. I was chilly before I started riding, but once I got going, I was actually a bit hot. I unzipped the jacket most of the way, but I still felt a little warmer than I would’ve liked. And when I was done, I was absolutely freezing.

I learned something interesting about my LED mini maglite tonight. When the batteries get low, it doesn’t get much dimmer — which would be great, except that instead, the thing just suddenly turns off completely. It was a bit inconvenient to have that happen while I was riding.

I’m hoping to get a lot of riding in over the holiday weekend. The forecast looks great! I’ve got Friday off, and might go to Versailles State Park that day.

2 Responses to “Cold, Dark, and Muddy”

  1. Van Says:

    Whatever you do don’t write a parody song based upon a U2 song about that light.

    I get my Mongoose this weekend – woo!

  2. Apertome Says:

    That’ll be awesome! You’ll have to let me know how it works out, and if you find good places to ride in your area. I know you’re going through some difficult times — for me, riding my bike helps me get out a lot of frustration in a positive way. You should try it! Are you going to do some actual mountain biking, or mostly riding on the road, or what?

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