Not much going on except Household 6 is walking around whining about her hip. She fell walking the dogs yesterday and is still seeking some measure of sympathy. Hope she heals up fast.
But on my personal front I have done some riding, mostly to no effect. Just cruising with friends for a couple of hours mixing in trails, gravel and just a bit of road. It would be depressing, the time I have ridded, except it is cold. Like colder than expected and the roads and trails are covered in ice. Well the gravel is too, but it is very rideable and kind of fun. I miss the gravel roads of mid Mo.
Other than me whining about the cold, and getting a new bike for Christmas, which was a surprise, not much is going on. Just trying not to gain the usual 50 pounds over the holiday season, BTW so far pretty good. Haven’t gained any weight however haven’t lost any either.
I had hoped to race a bit of cross over the weekend, but roads and my personal aversion to freezing my rear end off have put a halt on that. The roads, as mentioned, are covered in ice, and the Italians don’t seem to work over holidays, so the roads are not being cleared, plowed or salted. They are being left as is until Monday, strange. That is okay, gives me reasons not to race, but reasons to ride for fun. That all stops, well mostly, in just a couple of days.
I need to get working on riding more than 2 hours, March is the first 24 hour race and it is in Sicily. I won’t drive 8 hours to get worked over and finish in the lower half of the field, too far to drive. Motivation, I need some. I need to find a reason to suffer in the cold, maybe this race is it, maybe not, but I need to find something.
Hope all is well and stay warm. Ed
I had hoped to add a couple of pictures but am challenged by technology, so maybe later.