True to forecast there was fluffy white stuff all round this morning. I guess in Seattle we still consider it a novelty, although we’ve gotten mercilessly dumped on this winter. Hopefully today’s spritz will quickly disappear.
But having promised to get out and ride, and having a rep to uphold, and not wanting to disappoint my fan base (photo below), I ventured out on the Intense 6.6 for some x-sno games. It was slippery, but hey, I had my matching white Lopes pads to protect me.
I popped over to lower Woodland Park, ready to rock. The first problem, of course, was the iced-up derailleur:
Eventually if it’s cold enough, you get to the point where the derailleur won’t shift. Today wasn’t going to be a problem, the snow was too wet. I tooled around for awhile, then headed for the jumps down below.
C’mon. That’s a joke. I was on a bike, not a snowboard.
Where the snow wasn’t melted it was fun. Where it was it was mucky. I got a nice wet brown stripe down my back. Soon enough my fingers went dead so I decided to head back home. Not a great ride, but given the conditions I’ll take it.
In any case, the elements showed off the custom pearl paint job on the Intense, which I call White Flite.
The main thing was not to disappoint my fan base. Who could break this heart?