I woke up this morning at 9:45 to the blaring of my alarm. It was then that I contemplated skipping Saturday ride, scheduled to leave the DHLC just 15 minutes later. My legs ached intensely, my head hurt, and I new it was going to snow today—not exactly ideal conditions for a easy stroll through the park. Nevertheless, I found myself subconsciously walking to the bathroom, with two water bottles in hand. My brain was commanding me to ride today, whether I liked it or not.
5 minutes into the ride…snow! The fantastic four: Tino, Kelly, Harry, and I, were going for an adventure…into a world of mud, ice, and cold. About ten miles in, the president decided that climbing a dirt road in the snow would be a good idea. Concerns about this plan were voiced, and then immediately brushed aside. Up the snowy road we went. Harry, known to the team as a consummate off-roader, flew up the climb alongside Tino, followed closely behind by Kelly and I. We returned home to Lewisburg after two more hours of riding, thoroughly dirty.
Above, I thought it would be fun to re-create a shot similar to those taken of professionals after their riding of the mud-filled spring classic Paris-Roubaix in France. Clearly, no smiling is allowed in such shots. Cycling is a serious sport :) – CaseRace