Yesterday, there was a big deal of a football game (which I actually watched, for once — and which was actually a game, for once).
But before that, I went out on the Ox to put some miles under the tires. It looked basically like this (the GPS battery was dead, so I just timed myself and mapped it later).
For those of you playing along at home, that’s the portions of the Capitol City Trail, the Southwest Commuter Path, the UW Arboretum, Wingra Path, and the Badger State Trail, with a little ice riding on Lake Monona thrown in for good measure.
I haven’t been able to ride much in the last couple of weeks, so I was pleased to get back to something that approximates training for Trans-Iowa and the rest of the spring gravel season.
Most of the paths were covered with an inch or so of dry powder. The BST south of Purcell Road was untouched by snowmobiles and covered mostly with deep powder over a firm base. Slow going, but fun. The snow on the lake consisted of a couple of inches of wind-blown powder over a sometimes crunchy, heavier base.
That got me about 5 hours of total riding, with a moving time of about 4 hours and 20 minutes. Singlespeed, 32×20 on about 12psi in the rear and 10psi in the front (except for on the lake, when I knocked it down to 8/9psi for front/rear).
The legs, they are tired today.