The following is a true story, only the names have been changed to protect the guilty.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Loop the Lake
messing around on a pressure ridge
Troy, DR, Gomez
My good friend Troy has been doing a ride out on White Bear Lake for several years now. Being the good friend that I am, I have not made one ride until this week. The stars aligned and made it possible for me to get out and join the twelve or so, other riders for an evening of riding. To my surprise, among the riders was none other than Gomez of FAT-BIKE.com, one of my favorite websites. I was excited to meet him as I have been corresponding for the last few months with him and others from the site. After introductions we started the ride out of the town square and onto the lake. Immediately after hitting the ice, several riders were down. The conditions of the ice after a light dusting of snow were treacherous for non-studded tires. I felt a little like a weenie for not riding my fat-bike but as soon as I saw Steve slam hard on the ice I felt a little better about my decision. Riders were falling quite a bit and as a result we did not ride as far as we could have. After the ride most of us went to a bar/grill for some socializing. Not bad for a Monday.