Posted by: WeTYC...
Posted by: michel77
And from today (should be in the full-sus thread really but I like you guys ;) )
I'm super jealous! Did you ride up Mountain Lake to Mt. Constitution Trail, or did you go up the paved road? Do they just close the gate and leave the road unplowed?
I tried to get my riding crew to pledge that if we got snow down to sea level we'd drop everything and take the ferry over, but it didn't wind up happening.
Don't feel too bad for me--I did get two snow rides in (on the mainland, not Orcas though) Last Tuesday's solo ride was shorter then planned because it was so damned cold even with thin wool glove liners under Windstopper lobster claws my fingers got dangerously cold. Realized I really made the right call when I was sitting in the warm truck cab waiting for my hands to be useful enough to drive and the pre-Hypothermia convulsions started.
Today's ride was a short one because riding buddies had commitments they had to get home to. Too bad because snow conditions were primo and air temperature was high enough that fingers and toes were toasty.
No pics of my rides either because they were on the semi-fat 6" full-boing Hammerschmidt'd maximum-inefficiency snow bike.
Sorry, I missed this post. We went up the paved road. They close the gate at the bottom but it was actually plowed so it was decent for riding up and I love it when they close the road, no cars and no people!
We took Cold Springs down, it was tough going at the pedally bit at the top but once we went downhill we could (mostly) keep some momentum. Once past the rock garden, the snow went to about 6" and it really opened up, pretty awesome!
Whereabouts are you at, sounds like you're in the area? If you can't get a riding crew together, feel free to hit me up and I'm always happy to get a lap or 2 in!