Friday, February 26, 2010

In Preparation For The Ensuing Mess


Well, it won't be long now. The angle of the sun gives it away. Yes folks, this snow is headed for the nearest gully, ditch, ravine, culvert, creek, stream, and river. Whether it will be a slow process or fast, no one really knows yet, but in the recent years that I am aware of most clearly, by the third week of  March, this is usually all gone.

That's only three weeks away folks!

So, we're looking at some fine, peanut buttery gravel and mud for the next few weeks. Then the frost will come out of the ground, and who knows what havoc that'll cause this time. Will it be like the spring of 2008? Maybe. The frost heaves were so big that cars couldn't get down some roads!

So with all of that in mind, I am busting out the fenders folks! Yup. I plan on putting in some long, muddy, single speedy miles before Trans Iowa and I am sure it will be all a mucky mess, or at least most of that time will be.

At least I hope we're done with the sub-zero madness! I wouldn't mind a mucky, dirty ride about right now!

Get out and ride if you can this weekend! Good luck to all the CIRREM racers this weekend too!

2 comments:

Courtney said...

I'm ready for a mud fest!

mw said...

i've spent sleepless nights thinking about the gravel conditions over the next few weeks. ok not really, but looking forward to the end of this long cold snowy season.