Finally got some snow accumulation for the Saturday Morning No Drop Fat Bike Ride, although a few more inches of the white stuff would have been a little better. All the same it was nice to have snow on the ground.
Side roads still had a little snow and ice on them but as usual the Parks & Rec department did an excellent job clearing off the trails.
It had been awhile since we've taken the N Street Cycle Track for one reason or another, much like the trails the city did a wonderful job making sure it was free of snow and ice.
With the fresh snow on the ground, low temps and a bit of a biting breeze; Wilderness Park seemed like the perfect choice.
I almost forgot how much extra resistance even a little bit of fresh snow makes, between that and switching from the Knards to the Nates it was crazy how much slower it seemed like I was going.
Ran into, and rode along with, another group of riders near the 14th street trail head. It's always nice to run into friends on bikes in Wilderness, well as long as you don't literally run into friends in the Park.
With the extra resistance that the snow added I think we were all ready for a break and ended up taking a longer one than normal at the 14th street bridge.
Headed back the way we came, once out of Wilderness the going was much easier again.
As has become our habit as of late, a lunch stop was quickly decided and to Honest Abe's downtown location we sped. This was the first time I had been to their downtown location, kind of a neat location... of course I still remember when it was a Mo Java and a Homer's Music before that, until Homer's closed in '07. Still miss that place every once and again, I still kick it a little old school and prefer a CD to a digital download for the most part, thankfully there is still one Homer's Music left in Omaha. Despite it not working out for other businesses, I think Abe's will have great success in the location, they make some of the best burgers I've ever had and certainly some of the best, if not the best burger you can get in Lincoln. Always great to see a local business thrive in a competitive market place and Abe's has certainly done that.
On the way out as we were unlocking the bikes, some of us noticed that we kind of look like bank robbers, someone else said Ninjas... but since Ninjas are clad in black, well it was only obvious. Power Rangers! Yep, really not denying it, all dressed up in the colorful warm weather gear we do in fact look a little like a group of bicycling Power Rangers. And with that, it was the end of another great SMNDFBR, see you all next week. Thanks to all who made it out.
Heck, almost forgot. Saw my first Bontrager Gnarlwhal tires in the wild, Sarah put some on her ICT and the look like really good studded tires... and they sound absolutely fabulous rolling on the pavement.