I'm not entirely sure, but it has been fun.
Biermag offered to watch Little wRider this evening, so LoL and I connected and caught up with a Thursday night shop right. Good to see LoL, it had been a while and I've had a blog warming gift sitting on my workbench for him for the past couple of weeks.
He started up a fine little blog a while back, and this seemed like an appropriate gift:
He's got some good stuff over there do yourself a favor and check it out.
More than once in recent weeks Little wRider has protested when I begin to prepare for a cross country ski outing, requesting instead that we "go ride bikes in the woods." Who am I to argue with a request like that from a two year old?
So of course we go ride bikes in the woods.
It should also be obvious that I use the term 'ride' loosely. Regardless, it's tough to beat an afternoon of bike related goofiness in the woods.
The Little One is learning at a young age that there is plenty of hike-a-bike involved in winter riding. So far he seems to be okay with it.
Cousin Rye N disappeared to Jamaica for a few weeks on what he claims is a work related trip, so Biermag and I wasted no time commandeering his Fatback and riding it plenty. When the riding as good as it's been a bike like this should not sit idle.
Of all the people I know I can't think of anyone who might enjoy a fatbike more than GSC, but up until recently he did not own one, and had only ridden them very briefly. Well it warms my heart to know that he took the plunge, and I had the pleasure of riding with both him and SHeck on a recent weekend.
The Iditarod rolled through town last weekend, and it just so happens that the finish of the first day, ceremonial run ends just a few short miles from our house.
A few years back GSC stuck an bbq grill on an old pair of skis and dubbed it Paco. I inquired into Paco's availability for the Iditarod and a small crew was quickly assembled for some sausage grilling and mushing watching.
I think that covers most of the good times from around here in the recent past, I'll try to stay a bit more on top of this blogging thing as turn the corner from winter to spring.