Once again, it was another good weekend for riding up at Elm Creek. However, the warm temperatures of the past few days have left the trails rather soft. This of course means lowering the air pressure and expending that much more energy to keep the bike moving forward. Saturday I got in what I thought was a decent ride of about 2.5 hours.
Today found me up rather early for a Sunday morning and I was on the trail in the early morning darkness. I rode my first hour in the dark and the subsequent two hours after sunrise. I had hoped that the trails would firm up some in the overnight hours, but the temperature never got lower than 27 (F) -3 (C).
I looking forward to getting a couple of night rides in this week. Arctic air is moving into the area and temps are expected to drop below zero starting tomorrow night. Windchills are forecast to be in the -20 (F) to -30 (F) so the trails should be like quite firm and fast. We shall see :)