With schools shutdown, international travel restrictions, ski mountains closing down, and everybody working remote if possible, it’s time to find other activities away from society to keep busy. Sure I could hold up indoors and watch Netflix and play video games for weeks. But that sounds boring! Thankfully I live in a place without winter so the great outdoors are plenty fun still.
It’s been raining on and off all week so I was worried about actually finding some clear weather to get out for a ride. While I could ride through some rain, it’s certainly less pleasant to do so. With that rain though certainly came plenty of puddles and lots of mud!
I’m quite the novice when it comes to biking and on a simple bike, so I stuck to fire roads with mild grades. This made for a decent 12 mile ride over the two hours with just about 800 feet of elevation gain in total. So the last 6 miles were very nice going downhill pretty much the whole way. I ended up rather muddy and wet by the end of the ride since it was very fun to rip through puddles.
This ride starts and ends at the ocean so the misty winter weather added a nice aesthetic to the day. Great ride and hopefully with the sun coming out tomorrow, I can get in another ride in a different spot. It’s still raining tonight so at least the mud will get washed off the bike by morning!