The days are getting short, the nights are getting cool, but we’ve dodged the snow bullet so far, and the trails are still dry up high. Rode a nice 3 hours in Ned this afternoon with Sarah and Rusty, just basically cruising old familiar trails, but it was great. Every ride we squeeze in feels a bit sweeter thanks to the knowledge that people were skiing 3 weeks ago last year. Farmers almanac is saying we’re in for another rough winter – Erik, you ready to host us again come January?
I managed to miss the leaf season with my camera, but there are still some nice ones on the trail. I manage to bring my camera on only the most prosaic rides, it seems like. I’m not really a photographer by temperment – I always would rather let memorable scenes stick in my head until I forget, because the pictures never do them justice. I think my loyal readers would turn on me like wild dogs if I did another picture-less post, though.
In other news, I am going to attempt to learn to ride BMX. I’ve gotten as far as building myself a 24″ wheel frame and fork, and I’m waiting for a few more parts to complete it. My friend the Grinch said I’d probably break both my arms if I actually rode it at the skate park. He’s probably right. More on that bike in a day or two when it’s closer to being complete.