Monday, February 8, 2010

Sometimes we have to push

It feels wrong to push a bike through fresh snow, I should be on skis, I kept telling myself. But sometimes we have to do things we don't want to do....

...and generally we feel great after it's over.


Jill said...

I'm with you. I love taking my bike for walks in the snow. Skiing has its place and time, too. :-)

Are you signed up for the Su100? I've heard rumors of a snowy push-fest, which makes me really wish I had signed up. I secretly have aspirations to push my bike 100 miles and outlast 'em all, the way Brij did in 2005.

Ninny said...

It's hard to wrap my mind around for me. How does one bike through snow? Must be fun, though! It looks exhausting!


Julie said...

Jill I'm not signed up for the Su100 but Brian is. He's got plantar fasciitis in both heal though so if it's going to be a push fest he probably won't do it.

Ninny I've found that you really can't ride your bike in the snow. You can ride your bike on top of it after it's packed down, otherwise you are walking or going very slowly. But it's all a great workout!

Notorious T said...

Deep snow is Mother Nature's way of telling you it ain't time to ride a bike.

When there's NO snow, you don't see skiers and snowboarders going for long walks while carrying their gear.

Julie said...

Yes, but skiers and snowboarders aren't training for endurance races in which they might have to carry their gear, otherwise, you might just see that. What else ya got Timi?? :P

Jill said...

That's too bad about Brian's plantar fascitis. I had that once, too, from a bad pair of running shoes. There's pretty much nothing you can do about it.

Brij has been facebooking about the possibility of snowing up for the "bike" division of Susitna 100 with a tiny children's bicycle and a pair of snowshoes. I think that's hilarious.

But for what it's worth, there's always gloom and doom forecast before the Susitna 100 and chances are better than not that conditions will turn out to be something different entirely.

BTW, how is you're training for the White Mountains 100 going?