If you had asked me last year what I thought about riding a bike throughout the winter (outside) it would have been a short conversation.
Now if you had also asked me about riding a bike in the winter outside at night I would have been sure you were insane.
So what happened to me?
I'm not sure.
Perhaps I was bitten by a Cuyuna Lakes Snow Snake?
Perhaps the fat tires of the Cuyuna|G|Series Surly Moonlander sung me into a siren like trance? ( totally possible. )
Either way I know one thing, I love winter biking. It's a different sport altogether and I'm quite convinced it has taught me to better balance my bike through the cold months. My main question is come spring will I be able to attack Crusher and finally make it to the top without stopping?
As we look at the weather forecast in the upcoming weeks I'm actually disappointed to see the fifty degree temps coming.
Today, I told a few friends before leaving work, "I'm going for a ride tonight, might be the last cold day for quite a while."
A year ago, that would have never made sense.
I thank our land manager of the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and the MN DNR, Steve Weber making this addiction of winter riding possible. Steve's work along with Nick Statz, our Cuyuna Lakes Mountain Bike Crew Director of Trail Maintenance have solidified our winter riding future for many years to come.
And that's something we can all get behind to support. Here's to a weird winter, but a great inaugural year of winter fat biking in the Cuyuna Lakes.