Winter lingers on…

Winter in Wisconsin seems to be holding on tenaciously this year. We’ve been riding, but it’s been curtailed (even though there are at least a few of us that really want to be putting in some longer rides in preparation for a certain event).

Most people would consider today’s weather to be miserable. We just call it Sunday. So we went for a ride.

All photos by Nathan Vergin, since his camera is waterproof, and mine isn’t.

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Into the foggy yonder

After a spin down the lakeshore, we picked up the Capitol City Trail. Some of it was plowed and clear.

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The crew

And some of it wasn’t.

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Slushy trail
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Fog.

But eventually we emerged from the trail, in Fitchburg.

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Emerging from the CCT

After a stop at Barrique’s for coffee and warmth, we continued on, and found even more surface flooding. Some of it was only a few inches deep.

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Me, negotiating the flood

And some of it was rather deeper than that.

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Surface flooding, over ice

But no one went down, and we all rode through (walking would have been even worse).

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Through the Arb

All in all, it was a short ride (~30 miles) in conditions that grew increasingly worse throughout the day. But it was better than nothing.

And, it was the one-year anniversary of the first ride of the Church. So we had that going for us.

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