In honor of a new year, Nate (edit: and Martha — how could I forget Martha?) put together a bandit-cross-like event for New Year’s Day. They marked out a course that used some of the walking trails in the snow behind Olbrich Botanical Gardens, and stomped down some other bits with snowshoes.
I think the idea was to race, but it never really came to that. Instead, we rode through the snow for a couple of hours. Most of the trail was relatively packed snow singletrack.
We stopped after each lap, and sometimes during each lap, to document the occasion.
And to document each other documenting the occasion. It’s my theory that all of this photo-making was just to compensate for the fact that no one brought a flask.
After a couple of hours of riding around, most of the group went for warm drinks, a NYD potluck, and other festivities. Me? I went home for a beer, some reading and dozing, and some kimchi beef stew for dinner.
A good start to 2013 all the way around.