First Cold Ride
The fronts have been coming through with crazy winds and dramatic skies. Rain, sun, clouds, pattern repeat... Fall is fading quickly and winter is on its way. Yesterday was no different as the cold front could be seen on the horizon and felt on the streets. The Bay of Fundy went from flat calm to whipped up in a white froth in a matter of minutes.
The bad news was their would be no paddling, the good news, well lets get the Muk and go for a ride. I put on my colder weather gear for the first time of the year, hopped on the bike and headed to Canada for some trail riding in the woods. I knew these sheltered trails and gravel roads would provide some relief from the howling winds, even if they would do nothing to hinder the rapidly dropping temperatures.
Every now and again a trail would wind its way to the coast where you could see the front moving off into the distance as the sun began to set. This is without a doubt one of the most magical places I have ever been. Sea and land come together offering the best of both worlds. Tonight, I managed to loose myself in the woods, hammering the pedals, grinding up gravel hills and sweeping down rollers to the ocean floor.
A bit of beach riding at low tide and it was time to head back. A god sign that things are getting colder is definitely the state of your feet at the end of a ride. I had neglected to grab my overboots and would pay the price with numb toes by the end of the ride. Agh, yes, winter is coming and the Muk will get to play on some snow very, very soon.