No need for snow tires on this December bike ride just a better microphone to help celebrate the experience.
The north shore of Minnesota is usually buried under snow drifts and ice sheets in early December. Lake Superior acts like a snow storm magnet and Canada can deliver a cold kick to the gut right around Thanksgiving.
Not this year.
Winter 2015 has yet to make an appearance.
Which means I can stay out of the gym and on the road.
If you don’t mind the wind.
Riding with the wind you feel like Superman. It’s like pedaling a sail boat. Hills aren’t noticeable. Distance isn’t a factor. Your legs just want to keep moving because they had steroids for breakfast.
Turning back into high velocity lake winds is a different story.
Without noticing, someone tied a dead shark to the back of your bike. You can’t crouch low enough behind your handlebars. The wind pounds your face like endless rogue waves.
Now try shoot a video while you pedal.
But I had to do it.
It was December in the northland and I was still rolling on my Huffy. Something to celebrate.
Just make sure to turn on the “Closed Caption” button if you want to ride along.