‘Twas the day after Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring… Not even the dogs.
The stockings were (still) hung by the chimney with care. And the sounds of iPod Touch tapping could be heard from upstairs.
I set out to climb South Grade Road on a clear and brisk day. At the top, a frigid line about 20+ long for the public restroom on public display.
But no one was complaining. Call it a snow day for children and adults. One that sure beats endless raining…
The ride deal:
Damn near-perfect, thanks to gloves, new warm cap over ears and under helmet (for descent), new jacket, old knee warmers and older wool socks. Got a tidy 4,416 feet of climbing up 13+ miles, starting from Harrah’s Casino and Hotel. Came down carefully, given the wind gusts and uber-chill on shaded sections.
Happily back home tonight, hanging with family. Visions of sugar-plums dance in my head.
Wishing you and yours a wonderful weekend before we ring in the New Year.